Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Random Thoughts for November 2014!

Wilson vs Brown!
A black man the size of a Chicago Bear linebacker charges a much smaller officer, ignores repeated stop orders and tries to grab the officers gun away from him. He is duly shot down dead as a mackerel. Not big surprise there. And sadly, no big deal. Blacks are killed most every night in the streets of Chicago, occasionally by a white office, but more often than not by other blacks. The difference in this case, was a liberal dose of ignorance on both sides augmented by special interest groups that are always attracted to media events. The end result – a protracted event that saw riots and many businesses burned to the ground. Today, the crowds are dispersing, leaving a small town completely gutted. My only sad thought was that I was glad I don't live in Ferguson.

Obama slips another one into our collective derrière!
Over Thanksgiving, President Obama is set to announce thousands of new Federal regulations that will not only affect business but individuals as well. One such regulation will have to do with new food labels on just about everything consumers buy. An expensive process for the food distributors who have announced their intention of passing on the cost increase to consumers. The EPA is also set to start ratcheting down the emissions of coal fired plants – a move that will see many of them shut down over the coming years. And yes, that will translated into skyrocketing energy costs! The list goes on and on and on – but, in the immortal words of Nancy P – you'll have to find out what's in them after they pass.

Obama and his Executive Orders!
Say what you will, Obama sure has a way of dividing an already divided Congress! Just last week, he granted what amounts to amnesty to millions of illegal aliens by granting them temporary work permits. And while this is supposed to be a temporary thing – no one in their right minds believes that. Every one of these individuals will stay permanently all the while advertising to millions of other foreign nationals that now is the time to come on down to the US! The water's fine.

If you want it, now's the time to get it!


'If you want it, here it is, come and get it
Make your mind up fast
If you want it, anytime, I can give it
But you better hurry 'cause it may not last!'

I think the opening lyrics to a song by Badfinger pretty much got it right! Back then, I assume they were talking about sex. Today, however, the song might more aptly apply to Obama and the developing Banana Republic of which he is currently the titular Monarch. The it they are referring to is entitlements and yes, you better go and get yours now cause they definitely ain't going to last very much longer!

And, the truth be told, vast numbers of Americans (along with millions of assorted illegals) are getting everything the Nanny State offers in the form of free food stamps, housing assistance, medical aid and the like. As a matter of fact, some have even made a sort of business out these programs by ripping off the Feds to the tune of billions of taxpayer dollars every year! (Next time you are making that check out to Uncle Sam in April, just remind yourself that much of it goes to support the lifestyles of the chronic lazy). Just try and not feel like a total fool when you trudge off to work the next day....

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving under Obama!

Bon Appetite America!
Never let it be said that, in order to have the effective 'change' our Leader has promised, Americans have to be willing to compromise here and there. Balderdash! OK, sure the economy remains slightly 'sluggish' and yes, there are millions of us who are either unemployed or underemployed. But so what? The 27th of November is a time when we all can to be thankful, no matter what kind of mess we collectively might find ourselves in!

In years gone by, when America and Americans were at the top of the World's heap; wealthy and brimming over with a surplus of goods and services, we all had enough to go around. Even the poor could look forward to a nice Thanksgiving repast at local houses of charity. Others, more well off, enjoyed tables that spilled over with all the trappings of an opulent society; turkey, yams, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, you name it and that item graced many a table. Family and friends would all gather together to give thanks for living in one Nation, under God with Liberty for all.... Today, that isn't so much the case.

After almost a decade of watching the transfer of wealth to other nations, most notably China, America quickly went from creditor to debtor status, to the tune of 18 trillion dollars! And, under Obama's astute leadership, that debt continues to accrue at the rate of a trillion a year. Tick tick tick...

Today, on the eve of Thanksgiving 2014, America finds herself in decline just about everywhere one cares to look. China, on the other hand, is rapidly emerging as the new world power and she's doing it with a vengeance. (That country's disdain for the West is well documented and yes, her government hackers are capable of taking down our power grid at any time. According to HLS, it now is more a question of not if, but when).

ISIL is rapidly expanding and consolidating her position in the Middle East. A group that is sworn to the destruction of our country and our way of life. And yes, you can bet they will mount an attack on our soil just as soon as it becomes convenient for them to do so. (What's Emperor Obama doing about that? He's too busy kowtowing to appeasing Iran and building his Legacy to bother with this country's security concerns). Truth!

On the home front, our people on the southern border are preparing, as best they can, for a major influx of Mexican and International illegals as the word of Obama's most recent 'Amnesty order' spreads far and wide. The four million who were just granted work permits won't ever leave now. That's a fact! And Obama has promised that the other seven million will be granted similar permits, just as soon as he can refresh the ink in his pen.

But wait! There's more. Just over the horizon are sweeping carbon emission restrictions that Obama so graciously gave away to China. A 26% reduction over the next ten years has been agreed upon for the US with no reductions agreed upon by China! How would we achieve that, you might ask? Simple. Close down most if not all the coal fired electricity plants across the Nation. A move that would cause our energy cost to skyrocket overnight! Oh, and by the way, these actions, enforced by a now well armed EPA would be done via Executive Order – not by any any actions of a lame and growingly useless Congress.

I could go on, but that would be mostly a waste of my time. Truth be told, most Americans no longer seem to care. And, even though many of us will have to make do with less, this time around. Thanksgiving is, and always be, near and dear to my heart!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

TV Dinner remix!

Total cost = $1.20!
Forgive my slowness in all things human when it comes to thinking outside the box. These days, it takes me a lot of time to force my mental neurons to jump those damnably wide synapses. (Perhaps a product of increasing age. I'm still intelligent...it just takes me longer to demonstrate it)! Yet, today, something clicked as I was preparing my evening 'meal'.

For years, I've contented myself with one of two mealtime approaches, where TV dinners were concerned. I either bought a cheap one and suffered substandard taste or saved my money and opted for the likes of Healthy Choice, a much more elevated dining experience where good taste is somehow married to even better nutrition! A rare thing that!
This dish and afterbirth - Twins!

But, then it hit me! (Funny how necessity really may be the Mother of Invention)! One afternoon, while basking at home under the light of Emperor Obama's awesome New Republic, I decided to go to the store where I bought myself a Banquet Pepper Steak meal for just ninety-seven cents! A true cheap meal deal where added salt subs really well for taste. Anyway, a buck was all I had to splurge on dinner that day.

After viewing this meal prior to microwaving, I elected to try and get it arranged on a plate as opposed to eating the slop right out of the tray. It then came to me that I also had some extra corn and a small baked potato in the fridge.... hmm, why not add them to the party, I thought. The end result was much more appeasing to the eye as I think you will agree. And, at under 500 calories, not a diet breaker!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving at the Frosted Mug!

The Frosted Mug, in Forsyth Missouri, will be offering a very generous Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings for just $6.50! The date is Thursday, November 27, so mark that date down on your calendar! The Frosted Mug is located at 15861 U.S. 160 Forsyth, MO 65653 and the venue can be reached at (417) 546-4149 should you have any questions!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Middle Class taking it on the chin!

As we approach the end of 2014, I hope that the millions of Americans who dwell in the working middle class realize what's been happening to them under the Obama form of Socialist government. Wages are stagnant with millions underemployed, the cost of goods and services has been increasing while the buying power of the money they do receive decreases. Meanwhile, most of the poor are being taken care of in fine style with generous Federal entitlement programs, while the rich only keep on getting richer.

Even with the Republicans taking over of the Senate in January 2015, I've been assured that the status quo will remain in place! Obama, after all, has two more long and tedious years in which to continue wrecking the Republic while the men and women now sitting in Congress are ill suited to get anything done. It will be business as usual and the Congressional party will go on, even as the Republic continues to sink into a horrific quagmire of National Debt currently will exceed 18 trillion! Obama did not drive a bus over the fiscal cliff, he used an F16!

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Nylon Beat! Where ever you go. Suomi!


A great performance, by a Finnish group, of some years past who were bilingual, sexy and very talented! Rock on!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Japanese Classic - Tearful!


This beautiful song is for anyone who has lost a close loved one!
この曲は近い1を失った人のためです!

I flip through an old photo album And whisper, “Thank you” To the person in my heart Who is always there to comfort me On clear days, on rainy days That smile enters my thoughts Even though my memories fade into the distance I’ll look for the traces you left behind And remember you on a tearful day I pray to the first star in the night It’s become a habit of mine Looking up at the evening sky And searching for you with all my heart In sadness, in happiness That smile enters my thoughts If you can see me from where you are Then I’ll live my life Believing that we’ll meet again someday On clear days, on rainy days That smile enters my thoughts Even though my memories fade into the distance It’s lonely without you My emotions for you are tearful I miss you, I miss you My emotions for you are tearful

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I flip through an old photo album
And whisper, “Thank you”
To the person in my heart Who is always there to comfort me
On clear days, on rainy days
That smile enters my thoughts
Even though my memories fade into the distance
I’ll look for the traces you left behind
And remember you on a tearful day
I pray to the first star in the night
It’s become a habit of mine
Looking up at the evening sky
And searching for you with all my heart
In sadness, in happiness
That smile enters my thoughts
If you can see me from where you are
Then I’ll live my life
Believing that we’ll meet again someday
On clear days, on rainy days
That smile enters my thoughts
Even though my memories fade into the distance
It’s lonely without you
My emotions for you are tearful I miss you, I miss you
My emotions for you are tearful

I flip through an old photo album And whisper, “Thank you” To the person in my heart Who is always there to comfort me On clear days, on rainy days That smile enters my thoughts Even though my memories fade into the distance I’ll look for the traces you left behind And remember you on a tearful day I pray to the first star in the night It’s become a habit of mine Looking up at the evening sky And searching for you with all my heart In sadness, in happiness That smile enters my thoughts If you can see me from where you are Then I’ll live my life Believing that we’ll meet again someday On clear days, on rainy days That smile enters my thoughts Even though my memories fade into the distance It’s lonely without you My emotions for you are tearful I miss you, I miss you My emotions for you are tearful

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I flip through an old photo album And whisper, “Thank you” To the person in my heart Who is always there to comfort me On clear days, on rainy days That smile enters my thoughts Even though my memories fade into the distance I’ll look for the traces you left behind And remember you on a tearful day I pray to the first star in the night It’s become a habit of mine Looking up at the evening sky And searching for you with all my heart In sadness, in happiness That smile enters my thoughts If you can see me from where you are Then I’ll live my life Believing that we’ll meet again someday On clear days, on rainy days That smile enters my thoughts Even though my memories fade into the distance It’s lonely without you My emotions for you are tearful I miss you, I miss you My emotions for you are tearful

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Monday, November 3, 2014

It's time for a Chicago Dog!

While I've never made Sonics a regular on my list of places to eat, I do like to make a trip to the one located in Forsyth, Missouri about once a month to get myself a genuine Chicago Hotdog! At 690 calories for a hotdog and an order of small fries, this type of fast food is on my list of no-no's from a diet standpoint! That said, a meal of this type every once in a while can't hurt. And, the taste is soooo good!

The hotdog itself is 236 grams while the French fries come in at about 88 grams. And true you are getting hit will a load of saturated fats, especially when you tack a small order of fries onto the meal! The villain, so we've long been told, has long been saturated fat. Conventional wisdom, which dates to the 1950s, is that saturated fat, which is present in meat, dairy, and some plant products, increases our total cholesterol and chance for heart disease and stroke. Trans fat, a relative newcomer that dominated packaged goods and fast food, is another bad guy: It not only ups our LDL cholesterol but also lowers our HDL cholesterol (the kind that helps sweep bad cholesterol out of the body). The American Heart Association recommends limiting your intake of saturated fat to less than 7 percent of your total calories (if you eat 2,000 calories a day, that's 16 grams, roughly the amount in a chocolate milk shake) and of trans fats to no more than two grams a day.

After decades of bashing saturated fat, the medical community was stunned by a 2010 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a research analysis, scientists discovered that there wasn't enough proof to link saturated fat to either heart disease or stroke. It wasn't the first time this fat had been vindicated: Four years earlier the Women's Health Initiative study found that eating less saturated fat didn't result in lower rates of heart disease or stroke. The 2010 analysis, however, was so big and so thorough — involving 21 studies and nearly 350,000 people — that it grabbed experts' attention. "Everyone had just assumed that the evidence against saturated fat was strong," says study author Ronald Krauss, MD, a professor of nutritional sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, who was surprised by the finding and the controversy it created. "We had to work hard to get our study published. There was an intrinsic mistrust of this kind of result."

Researchers say there were even earlier clues that saturated fat didn't deserve its reputation as top dietary villain. The decades-old "diet-heart hypothesis" — the idea that saturated fat is bad for the heart — was mostly based on animal studies and short-term trials that looked only at people's cholesterol levels, not at whether they actually had heart attacks. "Those studies are great for making hypotheses but not for making widespread recommendations," says Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and a researcher of diet and heart health. "When we started getting evidence from longer trials and observations, we realized that the truth is more nuanced than we thought." The bottom line, for me, is to keep all foods I eat in moderation with an emphasis on vegetables and whole fruits!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Mollyann A - a great talent brought down by the petty jerks among us!

This video circa 2009 or thereabouts.

I was going to do a diatribe on the sad individuals that fester among us. You know the types -  they always are finding fault and leave comments intended to hurt others efforts on social sites. (I've had occasion to run across these same types myself, time and time again). These individuals are part of the hidden cancer that lies just below the surface of our Republic.. and, I'm afraid, their ranks are growing every day... But, no - I won't continue on such a sad vein...at this time anyway!

This post is just a thought and a personal opinion - nothing to do with the video - however, I feel that there is a reckoning yet to come in the near future...