All Denny Lyon Blogs
- Dennys World News - updates daily on monthly posts collecting US and world news links focused upon global security
- A Truth Journal - news opinion about US and world politics
- Dennys Global Politics - US and world politics, presidential speeches, press releases
- Dennys Funny Quotes - most popular humor blog suitable for general audiences
- The Social Poets - flagship blog that spun off all the other niche blogs, Social Issue Poet (SIP)
- Poems From A Spiritual Heart - general spiritual thoughts, life philosophy paired with photography, exploring spiritual path
- A Christmas Post - where you can enjoy Christmas all year long, collection of my best Christmas posts on music, funny stories, poems and more
- Beautiful Illustrated Quotations - inspirational quotes, counsel, paired with photography
- Best Spiritual Posts - place to collect my best posts on spiritual counsel, spiritual music, connect to other sites offering food for thought
- Warriors Pearl Foundation - started up to help victims of military rape and PTSD with Denny Lyon Gifts @ Cafe Press to raise funds for charities helping vets
- Visual Insights - my photography, flickr friends' photography arranged into themed posts
- The Healing Waters - health posts, PTSD
- The Soul Calendar - witty writing on mostly astronomy, other sciences
- Comfort Food From Louisiana - featuring seafood, collection of great Louisiana food, some chef recipes too
- Romancing The Chocolate - great chocolate recipes, chef recipes, funny quotes about chocolate
- Dennys Food And Recipes - general food blog featuring chef recipes and other interesting ones I find while researching
- Unusual 2 Tasty - crazy but good recipes to expand your idea of food
- Dennys Art Sanctuary - some of my own work, collection of desktop themes by the month
- Dennys World Of Quotes - a growing place for all the quotes employed over the years
- Ouch Outrageous Obnoxious And Odd - less general audience humor
- Dennys People Watching - interesting people in the news
- Dennys Blog Feeds - before the web got easier, express links to all blogs and posts
- Dennys Guest Bloggers - links to all my blogs, when time if found: links to other good writes
Monday, December 31, 2012
Poems From A Spiritual Heart: New Years Reflection: Wine Glass Abyss: *** In spite of all the negatives going on around us in our daily life these things shall soon pass. Keep your balance and strive to better the world.
Beautiful Illustrated Quotations: New Years: Funny Quotes, Resolutions Tips, Poems: From Denny: Before you stay up all night to ring in the New Year, swill some good champagne and watch the fireworks on TV, catch a laugh here. I rounded up the best and funniest quotes about the New Year. Enjoy some New Year's poems too.
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Beautiful Illustrated Quotations: 5 Amazing Hope Quotes: From Denny: Hope. We all know what it feels like when hope blooms deep inside our hearts. We all enjoy it when our minds turn to thoughts of hope lifting us up when we need encouragement.
Considering the tragic shooting of 20 little children and their 6 teachers in Connecticut this month right before the Christmas holiday, the economy and job worries of Americans, Hope seems to be in short supply this season.
Here are a few quotes to jump start your Hope again and pull you out of feeling blue or full blown depressed. Sometimes, Life can get overwhelming. Good people often wonder if all they do in the world and for the people in it is really worth it because it appears on the outside that little has changed. That's why it's good to have a few strategies tucked away in your pocket for just those tough times when you need to pull yourself out of a negative spiral and pump yourself back up with some inspiration.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
A Christmas Post: True Christmas Story: Funny Christmas Conversations: From Denny: Think back. How much can you remember about the things your parents used to tell you about Santa? This Christmas Eve my husband and I started that conversation. Though we have been married many years there were still some things we did not know about each other.
We laughed about the incredible stories our parents told us on Christmas Eve. It was becoming a contest between whose parents were the most outrageous storytellers.
Do you remember the funny and downright lame excuses your parents used to give you when talking about Santa coming to visit on Christmas Eve? 3 videos.
Enjoy the profound Peace of the Christmas season!
From Denny: Need a little Christmas cheer? Want to enjoy some updated versions of favorite Christmas songs? Here are a few music goodies to get you in the mood for the holiday season now that the gifts have been opened and enjoyed! I've been collecting all my Christmas posts over the years from my too many blogs (23) onto one new blog: A Christmas Post. Check in often to see what's new! OK, I'm now on to start cooking the Christmas dinner. Yum!
'Tis the season, let the angels Rejoice! - check out all the ornaments at Denny Lyon Gifts @ Cafe Press - on sale after Christmas!
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Romancing The Chocolate: Prize Winner: Peppermint-Hot Chocolate Cake, Fudge Filling, Marshmallow Frosting
Romancing The Chocolate: Prize Winner: Peppermint-Hot Chocolate Cake, Fudge Filling, Marshmallow Frosting: From Denny: Love hot chocolate? Thought of making it into a cake? Britainy Shaw, 25, of Louisiana (before that she lived in Texas and before that in Montana) decided it was a brilliant idea. She heard of Southern Living magazine's contest and decided to enter just for fun, taking third for this cake recipe.
She said her thoughts immediately went to her favorite Christmas flavors. “For some reason, all I could think of were drinks. I love hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps in it.”
Her cake consists of three layers of buttermilk chocolate cake that is filled with a fudge-mint filling, frosted with peppermint-tinged marshmallow crème frosting.
Delivery: 1 fat elf stuffed full of good cheer! Awww, come on; you know you are part of the I Believe Club. Take home a fat elf today!
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Romancing The Chocolate: Holiday Cookie: Double-Shot Mocha: From Denny: OK, never write a cookie post right before lunch. It all looks so good you want to rush into the kitchen and start baking! :) This cookie recipe is basically a dense brownie with pools of melting chocolate oozing out when you break them open straight out of the hot oven!
There are two cups of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks in this awesome recipe, certainly more than I'm used to baking. It's no wonder you can get your chocolate fix in one small cookie all at once.
If you have the discipline to wait until the cookie cools all those chocolate pools solidify into huge nuggets of gooey goodness. No one ever said these little chocolate gems would last long in your house - or mine!
Enjoy the profound Peace of the Christmas season!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Dennys Funny Quotes: Funny Video: Happy Dachsund Plays Fetch With Machine: From Denny: Check out this hilarious dachsund playing fetch with his own play machine in the hallway of his house. He knows exactly how to place the ball into the machine and when to start running to catch the ball as the machine winds up to throw it.
At the end of the video enters the family's little baby, sitting in the hallway, having fun stuffing the machine with a ball. Then the dog brings another ball to place in the machine. He politely waits for the baby first. When the dog starts running to catch the ball down the hall the baby starts laughing. Definitely in the Too Cute category.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Romancing The Chocolate: Christmas Gift Recipe: Peanut Butter Fudge: From Denny: This is an easy unique way to cook fudge - in a slow cooker! What fun, a super simple fast recipe! It has our name all over it and think how you can make up many batches of this to give as hostess gifts at Christmas parties or other seasonal gift giving.
It's also a kid friendly recipe it's so easy to do. You cook the fudge on High in the slow cooker for about 20 minutes total and then pour it out into a pan lined with waxed paper. Place in fridge to cool and harden.
Santa loves the music of the season!
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Now progressives are unhappy with her. Why? Because of her strong ties to the $7 billion XL Pipeline project to deliver filthy oil tar sands clear across America to the Texas oil refineries. That mega-project tunnels under a precious underground aquifer - the only fresh water source for up to half of the entire country.
Turns out Amb. Rice owns a huge amount of stock in TransCanada Corp. - up to $600,000. She also has millions of dollars of stock in other energy companies that invest in oil tar sands like Royal Dutch Shell and Suncor.
Then there are the investments in the Canadian banks that provide loans for these energy company projects. Think someone has a vested interest in making her Sec. of State?
Why is this a big deal?
Read more - click on link: A Truth Journal: Warning: Danger Ahead If Proceed To Susan Rice Sec. of State Nomination:
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A Truth Journal: Fiscal Follies: What Everyone Is Ignoring For The Cure: From Denny: Here we go again with the Great Republican Distraction. This time it's the smoke and mirrors about whacking away at Social Security and Medicare and now Obamacare.
Most especially Social Security had nothing to do with running up the precious deficit but to hear the Republicans tell it all "those 47 percent moochers" are running up the deficit with all these villainous entitlements which said moochers have paid into that fund part of their paychecks for years. If Big Business and sloppy politicians had quit slipping their greedy hands into big accounts like Social Security over the past few decades none of us would be having this discussion.
Will the Democrats allow the lies to stand? What will they do about this constant shell game from the opposition party? Definitely it's time for a bold stand and bold thinking to get the job done. After all, the business community is stressing and hand-wringing about driving over the fiscal cliff. This from the same guys who refuse to pay taxes into the system but enjoy corporate welfare taking gobs of money out of the country's collective treasury. Yes, in case you missed it - that is the imagery of really bad sex. :)
Check out Diva Cat adorned with her Santa hat just in time for the season!
Monday, November 26, 2012
A Truth Journal: Embattled UN Amb. Susan Rice: Why Are GOP and Russians United Against Her?:
Whoever heard of the Russians weighing in on who America decides to put in as Sec. of State? That is a serious red flag in my book. It's unprecedented. Of course, the fact Putin felt he had to "voice his wishes" signals Putin is afraid of a strong woman capable of outmaneuvering him. Like I said, hire her immediately. It's clear she is capable of pushing back hard against the dictators of the world - and wins. It's wonderful she gives them all headaches. Geaux, girl!
Share the Joy of the season!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A Truth Journal: Petraeus Scandal: Funny Colbert Weighs In Why America Is In Financial Ruin: From Denny: Yeah, we all need a score card to keep up with the constantly unfolding Petraeus Affair of former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and his also married girlfriend, whom he has "known and mentored" for many years, Paula Broadwell.
Enter in the conniving loose cannon on deck, Jill Kelley, as former girlfriend to Petraeus and current girlfriend to Gen. John Allen, author of thousands of emails, and you have a real mess. It makes you wonder if Central Command is full of generals and chippies playing musical beds.
Both Broadwell and Kelley were busy girls. They were busy sleeping their way to the top of Central Command (CENTCOM) and possibly (strong probability) selling classified information. There is some compelling reason all involved have hired criminal lawyers, the best in the country. Of course, Petraeus is busy employing a public relations firm to rehab his name before the story ends. Who else commissions a Pew Poll to find out how much the public now hates you? Bizarre.
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Comfort Food From Louisiana: 8 Roast Turkey Recipes: Thanksgiving and Christmas: From Denny: Looking for an interesting recipe twist to the holiday dinner? Want a modern version of a classic turkey recipe? Whether it's Thanksgiving or Christmas good cooks everywhere like to try a new recipe for the holidays every now and then.
Now matter how much we love tradition there are those times when a new recipe is the hit of the season and the family says, "This one is a winner; make it for next year too!" And that's how many food traditions start.
I'm one of those cooks that likes to compare a pack of recipes against each other to determine which I like best. Sometimes, I'm just searching for a good tweak on what I'm already making for the feast. Other years I'm just so bored making the same ol' thing I have to have a change somewhere in the menu.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Dennys Funny Quotes: Fav Funny Ad: GEICO Night Vision Goggle Antelopes: From Denny: GEICO car insurance has the best ad guys. This one is of two well-armed antelopes using their night vision goggles to spot Carl the Lion sneaking up on them. They taunt and mock Carl as so not cool and suggest he go vegan. See what Carl does...
If you live in America you've probably seen this ad. But if you are an expat or live in Canada or Europe this is a great way to catch up on the latest funnies in the culture. Big Hello! to military all over the world. Enjoy!
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Friday, November 16, 2012
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A Truth Journal: CIA Petraeus Scandal: What New Lies Is He Telling About His Affair?: From Denny: Gen. David Petraeus has been found to have gamed the time line of his affair. He claims the affair ended four months ago in the summer. If that is true then why is he seen with Paula Broadwell at the premier status and very close knit intelligence community dinner of the OSS Society?
The only people invited to that event are former or current CIA directors, top level military and those with ties to the WWII era predecessor of the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).
Paula Broadwell is not and never has been a top level military commander, has zero ties to WWII, the French Resistance, the OSS or even the CIA - except for sleeping with the CIA Director Petraeus. Oh wait, she is guilty of shameless social climbing, home wrecking, name dropping, getting kicked out of Harvard's doctoral program and gossiping in public speeches sensitive and classified information. Yes, that.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A Truth Journal: CIA Petraeus Affair: How Much Partying Is Going On With Jill Kelley At Pentagon Central Command?
A Truth Journal: CIA Petraeus Affair: How Much Partying Is Going On With Jill Kelley At Pentagon Central Command?: From Denny: What the hell is going on at the Pentagon's Central Command and Special Operations Commands (CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida? Is this a collection of party hardy long-married generals acting like fools over much younger ambitious women seeking status, power and information?
Can you imagine Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey calling from Washington down to Florida and cussing out the top command after CIA Director Petraeus resigned so suddenly - and then Gen. Allen's email mess surfaced? That had to be choice. Oh, to be a fly on the wall for that blessing out.
At the center of the storm is Tampa socialite - and self-appointed diplomat or ambassador, take your pick - Jill Kelley, wife of a local surgeon. Up until this week she was busy at Central Command "volunteering" to help military families. Just what was she really "volunteering" at MacDill Air Force base anyway?
Normal Is Boring... Step Aside
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A Truth Journal: CIA Petraeus' Affair: What Questions Still Need Answering In Spite of BS Story Lines?
A Truth Journal: CIA Petraeus' Affair: What Questions Still Need Answering In Spite of BS Story Lines?:
From Denny: Any time we witness a fall from grace of a very public figure we all wince. Maybe it's a case of TMI. Maybe it's because our thoughts swiftly fly to the embarrassed wife and children in sympathetic support. Maybe we have been betrayed in a similar fashion and don't enjoy the reminder. Or just maybe we were the thoughtless wonders who did the hurting.
Whatever the case this is always a sad event. When you add the intelligence community component it could too easily evolve into a national security disaster. Move over, Wiki Leaks, the old-fashioned honeypot trap works in any century as an easy way to extract sensitive information.
Normal Is Boring... Step Aside
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A Truth Journal: Corrupt Billionaires Denied: Obama Gets 2nd Term Mandate, More Firsts Too:
From Denny: Kiss off, billionaire Koch Brothers - and park your XL Pipeline where the sun doesn't shine. President Obama's back in town. And he has a lot of female company. Even though this was primarily an election to protect the status quo, rejecting a societal return to the set of Mad Men, there were some "firsts."
There are five new female senators, completing a 20 group, the largest amount ever in the Senate. Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren is the first woman senator elected from the state of Massachusetts in its history. Col. Tammy Duckworth, a disabled Iraq War vet, won her Illinois House seat after getting trashed by the Republicans as not patriotic enough. She only lost both her legs in service to her country. Wisconsin's Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay woman elected too.
And the territory of Puerto Rico voted for the first time by 54 percent to decide to become America's 51st state. It is a non-binding resolution which means Congress has to approve it. Puerto Rico has done a lot of soul-searching for decades on this issue. To date, as a territory, they are not allowed to vote - yet are American citizens. How will their vote, if granted, change the political process? Can you imagine just how much the Republicans will fight to stop that possibility? It's their worst nightmare.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A Truth Journal: Hurricane Sandy: Kudos to Prez Obama For Fast Efficient Govt Responses: From Denny: As a resident of Louisiana, viewing the widespread and horrific devastation to New Jersey and New York From Hurricane Sandy on endless streaming news is a stark reminder of what we face each hurricane season, six months out of the year.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone experiencing difficulty and loss from the appropriately named "Frankenstorm." It's the rebuilding that can prove testing to the human spirit.
On the Martin Bashir show (we like him at our house as he spares no unclear opinion carefully considered), he ran clips of Prez Obama with New Jersey Gov. Christie. Kudos go out to Prez Obama setting aside the campaign and truly governing. A cheer went up at our house when Obama announced he had "instituted the 15 Minute Rule for returning phone calls" from the politicians and officials in the devastated states.
Obama is hands on, demanding all agencies to abandon the usually frustrating red tape and give immediate help.
Delivery: 1 fat elf stuffed full of good cheer!
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Dennys World of Quotes: 73 Funny Halloween Quotes and Famous Poems: From Denny: Everyone have a fun Halloween night! Attended our local symphony this week (awesome performance of complex Russian music) and didn't you know there was a middle-aged woman with the fun Halloween spirit. (The kids in attendance sure enjoyed it.) She did her makeup like a zombie and quickly woke up the old guys snoring in the back row. There is nothing more enjoyable than the unexpected just when you thought something would be oh, too predictable. :)
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
A Truth Journal: 2012 Presidential Debate Jokes, 18 Funny Photos, 3 Videos: From Denny: "Can you hear me now?" Watch the Romney campaign in slow motion implode just in time to lose the election. (Oh, thank you, there is a God.) Stupid on Steroids GOP Senate candidates keep talking about rape in ways to legitimize it. The constant GOP rape talk does start you wondering if all of these men were actually once guilty of rape. Are these politicians trying to find ways to rationalize rape as no big deal to absolve them of their nagging conscience?
Colbert wipes the floor with these fools in clip after clip after he lists idiot comment after idiot comment in one long GOP brain diarrhea stream: Team Rape. There really should be an intelligence test - and a sanity test - for any one desiring to run for office. We know who could not pass it.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
A Truth Journal: 3rd Prez Debate, Jon Stewart Video: Choose Caretaker Big Biz Status Quo or Middle Class Destroyer?
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A Truth Journal: 3rd Prez Debate, Jon Stewart Video: Choose Caretaker Big Biz Status Quo or Middle Class Destroyer?: From Denny: This year voters don't see much choice to improve their lives for the next four year term. President Obama subscribes to the philosophy of The Minimum Acceptable, a caretaker of the political status quo and hand-holding a petulant Big Business.
Gov. Romney is viewed as the guy who will finish off what's left of the middle class, taking away Social Security and getting rid of what affordable health care exists from Obama's minimal and very expensive legislation. And, oh, yeah, Romney and his conservatives don't "believe" in the minimum wage; in fact, they want to completely abolish it.
Neither candidate is telling the voter what to expect the next four years on the economy, foreign policy, health care, equal pay in the private sector for women. Romney thinks women live in binders like some abstract thought. (That's the polite version.) Obama passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act to help women in the public sector but stopped short for helping women in the private sector. It's that stopping short Obama is so famous for doing that ticks off the voters, especially the undecided.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A Truth Journal: Laugh: Jon Stewart Tells It Like It Is About VP Debate: From Denny: Junkyard dog VP Joe Biden smacked down his snarky Republican opponent, Paul Ryan, in the first few nano seconds of the debate.
Then Biden picked up the dazed talking parrot and slammed him against the barn door for lying every time he opened his mouth with phony statistics and fantasy GOP sponsored "studies." Debate done; Biden won hands down. We were all cheering at our house as this was the best TV we had seen in years.
Just check out all the funny news clips Jon Stewart collected from the sore loser side, the Republicans. These three video clips are hilarious; the truth revealed in fast time. The best is how Stewart took my fellow journalists to task for some really childish reporting, something I've fussed about for years.
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