Friday, September 21, 2018

Free food and drinks! I'm all in!


Raffle ticket item
Forsyth MO. - Apparently a convenience store located just to the east of Forsyth Missouri will be hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on October 6 (a Saturday) from 11 AM to 12 Noon. During that time, they will be serving free hot dogs along with a drink! They will also be doing a raffle for a number of items including a really cool Creek Cooler! (The perfect companion to have during 2019's next float trip)!

Now, I don't know about you, but when the free lunch bell rings, I'll be there in a flash! The location is Peggy's Park Place located close to the new bridge over Bull Shoals Lake. The formal address is 17463 US-160 and the telephone number is 417-546-5845.

It's open 6AM to 10PM just about every day and has a great selection of must have stuff including a very nicely appointed Deli! (I like to stop there to grab a fast sandwich and chips along with some brewski's, of course)! Of course, a business is only as good as the people who staff it and that's were Peggy's really shines! I've found everyone that works there to be of the highest caliber, friendly, helpful and a pleasure to inter react with. Hopefully, I'll see everyone there on the 6th!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Critique: Michelina's Chicken Alfredo!

Nothing I could do would improve the pic
In general when I see a frozen entree on sale and for under a buck, I'm cautious. I wonder just how 'nutritious' such a meal-a-deal really could be. But, figuring, what the hey, I grabbed that one up along with another package that indicated I'd be enjoying 'beans and rice'. Yea.

The front of the package indicated that it was 'Delicious fettuccine pasta in a classic rich and creamy Alfredo sauce with chicken and broccoli'. My eyes were drawn to the word Alfredo which is synonymous with 'heart attack' for not a few nutritionists.

Seven grams of fat (3 grams saturated) were a bit of a culinary downer, even as the calorie content was a low 240 grams! Even the 660 grams of salt was not out of the ballpark, but 33 grams of carbohydrates was really over the top for a dieter like myself.

And, while it may not look like very much, the meal tasted OK. For .79 cents is was actually great. Just not a meal I'd serve to friends... unless I didn't like them.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lunch at a small Park!

The month of September can occasionally deal out a robustly warm to hot day. The sort of day that keeps many folks inside, in air conditioned comfort. That was what normal folks did. I was cut from a more abnormal piece of cloth, and so decided to head out to see a few sights at a local Park, while enjoying a burger and fries.

I.
 
A half hour before the noon hour found me in a rather short line at a McDonald's drive through just off the main drag in a town called Forsyth, MO. Since it was a Tuesday and many guys and gals were working or in school, thus I didn't have very long to wait and quickly arrived at a little order box that you have to talk into to get any food. A barely discernible and squeaky voice greeted me.

"Welcome to McDonald's, can I take your order?" For my part, I was fumbling in my pockets for my wallet and some loose change. Inevitably, a few coins got loose and fell down into an area between the seats... never to be seen again.

"Uh, yeah. I'd like a Quarter Pounder and a medium fry." I spoke this out in a reasonably loud and clear voice, while hanging half out of my car window. (Order takers seemed to us customers making the effort to be uncomfortable. That thought could have been just in my head, though).

"Would you like something to drink with that?" Came the tinny and garbled counter response. (You could tell that the order taker was a bit bored and had done this routine something like a million times).

'Nope. That's all. I brought my own with me." I could swear I heard a muffled swear word, and then a small electronic window, right across from me, lit up with my order description and the total. As usual I blinked twice when I saw the amount. (Not long ago, the cost would have been well under a buck. Those days were long gone, as it was the 21st Century).

'Please pull around to the pay window", I was instructed, and then was dismissed in favor of the next vehicle behind me. I grabbed the wheel with one hand while holding some bills and change in the other. (Each and every time I'd done this, I reflected that it all seemed a very awkward way to do a transaction. It was well into the 21st Century for chrissakes)! In a minute or two, I had pulled up to the pay window and dutifully handed over a small ransom of hard earned cash. Receipt now in hand, I then proceeded to the next and final window where I would be rewarded with what I hoped was my actual order. (Not a few times, I had driven away with someone else's order of chicken and gumbo rice or whatever). That was always an instant McBummer, each and every time.

Looking quickly into the bag, after it had been handed to me, I caught a glimpse of what looked to be the correct stuff and casually tossed it into the seat next to me. With my repast now safely ensconced in my Jeep, I then drove a relatively short distance down a Park that was situated next to the Bull Shoals Lake. It was a quarter to noon and the fabulously clear day was warming up fast!

II.

I arrived at the Empire Park and was happy to see only a few other people out and about. Lots of water and windless days most always elevated my mood. I pulled into a parking spot and then walk over to a picnic table that was next to the water. There were just a couple of houseboats plying the calm waters and I think food always tastes a little bit better in surrounding like I was in. Apparently, so did a bunch of flies who had also developed a taste for fast food. They attacked my burger with even more gusto than me and were a constant threat. Somehow, I muddled through the meal and at the end the score was me 1, flies 0.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

Billy Joel and all things we trust!

Not all that we desire is given or obtained easily. Love and the pursuit of love, is the ephemeral flame of hope for us all! And then, there is raging and insane success in business pursuits!

A Mostaccioli lunch!

To all extents and purposes Mostaccioli is virtually the same sort of noodle as Penne Rigate, only without the 'rifling'. So, it's a smooth hollow pasta that I thought would be interesting to try.

Not surprisingly, cooking times in boiling water were very similar; about 10 to 12 minutes. What I really liked about a meal, such as this one is, was the ease of prep. You boil some water, throw in the pasta, stir and that's about as hard as it gets. For a sauce I used Hunt's, right out of the can, adding only a dash of oregano and red wine. The 'garlic bread' was made using a slice of regular bread, minced garlic and a little fake butter. Enjoy!




Saturday, September 1, 2018

Taco deluxe with a salad!

A good crunchy taco falls into the world of things that make me very happy. Give me a couple of those and a beer and I'm pretty much set for the day. Sadly, beer was off the menu for lunch, so I had to settle for a simple salad with red wind vinegar, instead.

My idea of a really great taco is to keep the fixings simple and stupid...

1 hard taco shell
3 tbsp (36g) taco meat
1 tsp chopped onion
2 olives, chopped
1 leaf of Romaine, chopped
1 tsp shredded cheese
½ tsp taco sauce

OK, so not so simple. The salad, on the other hand, was plain Jane Romaine lettuce with a little chopped bell pepper. The dressing was also Red wine from Kraft. Following is the nutritional hit list!


Three hundred calories for a filling lunch time repast is not too shabby.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Trio Italiano with Hunt's pasta sauce!

There's something about a dish of hot pasta that just seems to yell 'Comfort Food'. That was the case for me, on a late August afternoon, when I sat down to a lunch that included a mix of; Rotini (spiral), Conchiglie (shell) and Penne rigate (rifled) pasta's. An interesting combo that really holds onto the pasta sauce of your choice. In my case that sauce was Hunt's pasta sauce, which is fairly cheap (under a dollar for 24 ounces when on sale), and which is also a great addition from a nutritional standpoint.


 At just 230 calories, this main entree fitted in nicely with my current dietary effort. And yes, those carbs were on the high side, but when viewed in the context of what other foods I ate that day, they were also in line as I ended up at under 100 grams! (Not shown was the nutritional impact of 30 grams of lean hamburger meat that was browned and then thrown in at the last minute). The entire meal, including the meat is shown below;

Note shown were the following ingredients; raw garlic, oregano and a dash of red wine!

Effective planning of meals with an eye to cost versus nutrition is something I feel should be taught as a required course at every High School across the country. Learning how to eat well along with good exercise are two keystones to aiding in the reduction of future health costs for everyone! This whole meal cost me under a dollar, was filling and delicious! Please give it a try!


A permanent base on the moon! Is that really needed?

A recent article by Space.com titled 'NASA Chief Wants to Send Humans to the Moon - 'To Stay' caught my interest. It was a lament on how the United States perhaps missed an opportunity. NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine stated, “When you look back at history, look back at the end of the Apollo program, 1972 when we didn't go back to the moon... you look back and there was a period of time there after Apollo and before the space shuttles when we had a gap of human spaceflight capability," Bridenstine said. "And then you go forward and look at the retirement of the space shuttles in 2011, and now we're getting to the point where we're ready to fly commercial crew. We've got a gap of about eight years in our ability to fly crew into space.

"When we think about the [end of the] International Space Station, we want to make sure that a gap doesn't materialize," he said. "I believe it is important to do everything in our power to prevent another gap from occurring and that is why it is important to start this conversation now."

I fully agree with Mr. Bridenstine. I believe that having a permanent moon base will become of great strategic geopolitical importance, in the years and decades to come. If you question that statement, just imagine Russia or China with a base of their own up there... right over our heads...

Some time ago, I wrote a tongue-in-check blog called Welcome to Mooneyville.  Perhaps getting a few convicts up their, as a cheap labor force, might help reduce costs!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Great Northern beans with ham, slow cooked!

My fast, yet slow method of cooking up a batch of Great Northern beans with ham required the following eight basic steps;

1) Measure out a cup of beans (about 233 grams).
2) Sort through beans and remove any foreign matter.
3) Rinse the beans, then place in cold water over high heat. Bring to a boil.
4) Boil for about a minute. Remove them from heat.
5) Place beans into a strainer and rinse.
6) Add beans to a 2 quart slow cooker and cover with about an inch of cold fresh water.
7) Add 1 cup chopped cured ham.
8) Set the cooker on Hi and cook for about 4 hours*. Test the beans for doneness after three hours.

After the beans have been cooked, add a little salt for taste and then serve! I often like to combine the beans over white rice, along with the chopped ham.


 This is a very nice little high carbohydrate meal-a-deal that can work for dieters, just as long as you keep the proportions within reason. For those not on a diet, it's filling and very cheap to make for anyone on a fixed income. Serves 6-8.

Notes on Great Northern beans: Great northern beans are a low-calorie, low-fat, cholesterol-free source of iron, dietary fiber, protein, and potassium. Eating beans like great northern beans regularly can reduce the risk of many potentially serious medical conditions (According to the Harvard School of Public Health).

* Slow cookers vary in the amount of heat they generate and that along with the age of the beans can affect total cooking times.





Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Empire Electric jacked up rates in May and I missed it!

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo- The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Empire District to change the fuel adjustment charge (FAC) on the monthly bills of its electric customers back in May 2018.

As a result of this filing, the FAC for a residential customer using 1,000 KwH (kilowatt hours) of electricity a month will increase by approximately $5.74 a month, from approximately $1.84 a month to approximately $7.58 a month. The change is expected to take effect on June 1.

The FAC change reflects Empire’s fuel and purchased power costs for the six month period of September 2017 through February 2018 (Case No. ER-2018-0270). It also reflects Empire’s FAC true-up filing (Case No. EO-2018-0271).

Empire District serves approximately 151,700 electric customers in the Missouri counties of Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, Stone and Taney. [Posted by KY3]

My thoughts: Just as in the convoluted and twisted tax structure we all live with, so does our utility companies have the ability to jack its customers up whenever the mood strikes them. Oh, and the money goes to the Canadian owners not to workers in the US. Yes, the taste of free money is intoxicating, isn't it? My opinion.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Mueller! See the funny little clown!

As I've never met Robert Mueller, I cannot say of what sort of 'intestinal metal' this is man is made of. I can assume he is composed of some stellar quality stuff, looking backwards at his outstanding career, in many critical roles. That said, it's very confusing for myself (and many others I'm sure), as how I should look at the convoluted series of events that have circled around him and his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. More and more while he may not actually be a clown, he seems to be viewed as one, by millions of Trump supporters... However, at the end of the day, is seems we may all look the part of a clown, from time to time....

Friday, August 10, 2018

Space Force wants you!

President Trump has indicated that Congress may be charged with the creation of a new branch of the military. (Something that hasn't happened for over 70 years). He's indicated that 2020 is the current target date! New recruits are rumored to be known as 'splats'....


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

PT 2 - Bobby Vee and True Love Waits!

I'd given up on over the air FM and was now trying for an internet streaming channel. Tough work as the powers that be do not want to hear from the likes of me.... Well, that too was a dead end. So, now I face a choice; fade in to the embers of time, or break federal law and broadcast over the airwaves, anyway..... I do hold an FCC Technicians Class license. Like that would matter.... In answer. Yes, most likely I would. Local, State and Federal laws all cite the need for suspension of actions by those who believe that the Nation is in danger. I think that might just apply here...

A representative Republic, like we have all enjoyed, is very hard to maintain. Ask the Founding Fathers. Right now. Right this minute. That fragile structure is under serious attack! 

No FM station for me! PT1.

Bummer. I wanted to set up a LPFM or low powered FM station, but discovered that you have to be a 'government entity' to do so. Of course, give me ten million or so and I could build a commercial one. That's it! Either you're rich or with the government should you want to be heard by more than a few people. Hmmm.




OK, so I think I'll try another route.... Not a true podcast, but rather something more like Pod thoughts... PT's!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Da Gary Brown Burger. A new idea in hamburgers?

Forsyth, MO. - While cooling myself at a local watering hole, recently, I noticed a man sitting next to me adding a couple of unusual condiments to his hamburger!

That gentleman, by the name of Gary Brown, informed me that he likes to apply liberal amounts of Heinz 57 and prepared horseradish to his hamburger. WTF I thought? He suggested that I might even enjoy such a strange combination.

At first, I had a few doubts, but then remembered that I often love to eat roast beef slathered with generous amounts of the Brassicaceae. When added to a burger with a little Heinz 57 (which is actually a tangy steak sauce), you get a very interesting and 'synergistic' effect that left me with a slightly runny nose! In other words, damn good burger!
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OK! As the nutritional panel at right clearly illustrates, this is a rather hearty meal-a-deal  (especially if you add a side of chips or fries)!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Enjoying pasta even while dieting!

For anyone who has had to go on a diet, I would agree that it can be tough! Food  that you might really like, as in potatoes, pasta and bread are generally included on the list of stuff you can't eat!

In my case, I look at all foods mainly in terms of just two factors; carbs and calories! If you can reign those dudes into some semblance of reason, then any diet you might try, will likely be successful. The carbohydrate intake, in particular, needs to be monitored very carefully. (I try for less than 160 grams per day). Note that going below 50 grams can throw your metabolism into a state of ketosis. A potentially bad thing for you to find yourself in - see this article for more.

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As you can see in the picture above, that's a whole lot of pasta with a simple meatless tomato sauce! And is that garlic bread? Yes. I'm guilty on both counts. But at 277 calories (290 with the Parmesan and red wine I added), this was still a very can do lunch! After having a bowl of oats for my breakfast with half a cup of milk, I had a good idea of what I could enjoy for afternoon snack and dinner!

Following was the entire day that followed. Note that I was able to reserve calories for those inevitable late night snacks....

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Exodus 3 and God reveals Himself to Moses.

'Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.'

To this day, anyone looking at the Creator could go blind. All of us exist by His Light that shines on all of us. The just and the unjust are seen... Get a grip everyone... Life is very short. Make that time work, not just for yourself, but also for good friends and family. At the end of days, our individual body's will turn to dust. Even as, the very essence of what makes us unique, will rise to new challenges.

Friday, July 20, 2018

After seeing that I had gained weight.... I made pasta!

I got down to business and made myself up a batch of pasta! What? Yes, I've always felt that when you begin to let events start to control your life, then it's time to say WTF!

Of the many pasta's I've tried, over the years, I like Penne Rigate most! It's fast to cook up (7 minutes), absorbs the sauce really well and makes my tummy very happy!

But, what about your diet, you may well ask? No biggie. Like all things food, it's really the calories you have to watch, and in the cast of pasta, it's all about portions.

According to the package, a ¾ cup (56 grams) of dried Penne will contain about 200 calories. Add a very simple tomato sauce and you would be pushing about 350 calories, all told. That's not really bad, in my book at least!

Where you have to exercise caution would be with topping like Parmesan cheese and such. The only side I like to add is a slice of garlic bread which throws another 120 or so calories into the meal mix. Still a very livable repast....

My daily planner form! Am I nuts?

Since nature decided to make me a very OCD sort of person, I've learned to accept the need for detailed records in my life and went with the flow. One result was the development and use of a daily log and planning system....

THE FORM

What started as a very simple log page of my daily activities, changed over time, into a rather complex yet informative form. Above is pictured the form that I currently use to help plan and to track my day to day existence. Each page contain tow of these, representing two days. Following is a brief key to each section;

A - Date, Cash on hand and a symbol of my belief in living drug free, while eating a proper diet and getting just enough exercise so that I keep going.

B - Exercise panel that help me track such items as 8 min bike riding, sit-ups, curls, light and heavy walking, etc.

C - My To Do list. The older I've become, the more sparse this section became.

D - Menu of food for the day including snacks. (This section is tied into a data file that analyses my nutritional intake.

E - Meds taken. At the time, I was only taking various forms of aspirin for joint pains.

F - Heating and AC devices used. All things being equal, the majority of my electric bills reflect how much heating or air conditioning I used during any given month. I have a device (T.E.D.) that displays my power use in kilowatt hours each day.

G - Weather stats. I'm something of a weather nut (www.taneyweather.com) and so like to track Mother Nature.

Now while it may sound like I spend a ton time filling out various forms, that is not really the case at all! In general, I spend only about 20 minutes during the course of a 24 hour period to plan, enter and execute. I keep these records in a set of binders ( I'll go into more detail at a later time) from one month to the next and so have a rather interesting sort of 'diary' that currently stretches back a few years!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Big Cedar Bar

A really fun place to be......

Penne with homemade sauce!

A good serving of pasta in a tangy homemade tomato sauce is very good eats, in my book! I used Penne which cooks up fast and added a simple sauce I made from a can of sauce to which I added dried oregano and red wine. The result was pure heaven.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tee Set and My Belle Ami!

Circa 1969, William Rainey Harper College, Schaumburg, Illinois, clicks at the cafeteria, new buildings, windows, pool tables on the second floor, late day classes, fake chocolate machines, fast times, good times and a life evolved...

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Onions reborn!


After buying an onion and using up most of it, I'd often end up with a small piece towards the root end of the bulb. This guy often ended up toward the back of the fridge in a container of some sort where it would languish for a long period of time.

On day, while I was cleaning out my fridge, sure enough there was an onion piece escounched in a container in the back. I noticed that a green shoot had emerged from the center and on impulse, planted it in a small pot of soil. I watered it, placed it on a kitchen window sill and then forgot about it.

A week later, I noticed that the son of a gun was growing like there was no tomorrow. I water it again and moved it outside to catch some direct sun. Then, after about three weeks, viola, I had a batch of mini onions to enjoy!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Wham, bam! Thank you ma'am, vegetable beef soup!

Getting the urge to make soup sweeps over me at random intervals and times. But making vegetable beef soup can be time consuming. So, here's a quick soup that comes together quicker than a cheap hooker's legs when she discovers I'm broke! What did he just say?

To set the stage, I often like to use a small crock pot that holds about 8 cups of soup (2 quarts). That's enough soup to last one person for about four meals or half that for two people. I then like to grab a few fresh veggies while also using three cans of assorted veggies. Note that left over amounts go into storage containers to be used as side for other meals. Note: the slow cook pictured at tight is a Crock-Pot brand 2 quart model that sell for about $15 and which has received rave reviews! And, while I have a couple of other larger deals I could use, I like this one the best!

Ingredients:

200 g stew meat cut into small pieces (~1 cup)
16 oz can petite diced tomatoes (1 cup)
½ small Russet potato, peeled and cubed (½ cup)
2 stalks of celery, sliced (½ cup)
1 beef bouillon cube
½ cup red cabbage
¼ cup white onion, rough cut
¼ cup peas
¼ cup whole corn
¼ cup green beans
Dash of Cayenne pepper (optional)

Hey! Listen up! None of the amounts stated above are set in concrete. I generally just eyeball everything as it gets thrown into the pot. If I'm missing something, I smile and then move on. The beef gets a quick sear in a hot frying pan before it is unceremoniously dumped in with everything else! If there is some space left at the top, I add in some water. There! You're done! If you are practiced, like I am, this whole deal goes together in under ten minutes. Cover the slow cooker, set it on high and just walk away for four hours. Then, about 4 hours later, you've got yourself one awesome soup!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Grass Roots - Live for Today!

Living is tough. It's far too easy to focus on tomorrows possibilities, problems that might come to pass and other stuff that never will. My advice. Get your ass out of bed the next day, and make the most of your life! [A stereo mashed down to suit a man with only one ear.] On a regular basis, God shouts at me in my deaf ear.... What?

God: My children. Not all that you ever hoped for, will come to pass. Not all that you feared will rise and hurt you. Just keep me in your dreams, and in your heart, and I will prepare new challenges for you on that day when you are again reborn.... 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Food container hot-cold smack down!

At some point while on a late night drunken bender, I had the brilliant idea of ordering a bunch of 3-compartment food trays with lids. I thought that it would be a great idea to make up a few meals beforehand to make things easier on myself...
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Right off the bat, it became apparent that getting a 'workable combo' of foods together was going to be more of a challenge than I'd thought. At least, at times. For instance, there was the hot-cold food concept. If you tried to do a combo meal like that, it became a little problematic when it came time to eat! Here's an example:

As you can see in the picture above, I've got a spaghetti-chili main course matched to a small salad and mixed fruit pair of sides. How was the pasta going to get heated up while next to two cold foods? Aluminum came to the rescue! I merely lined the two cold food area in foil. The foil packets then could quickly be removed prior to nuking the pasta. This actually worked out quite well.

I ball-parked this 'tiny meal' at about 300 calories in a balanced mix of carbs, protein and fiber.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I think I have a few immigrant solutions!

In what has to be a stroke of sheer genius, I believe that I have come up with a few viable solutions to the border problems that face America in 2018!

Solution 1

We decide, as a nation, to annex Mexico to California then divide that state up into three new states make them the 51st to 53rd additions to the Union! Now I understand that the Current government, in Mexico, might be a little upset with this move. To which I would say, 'tough nogies'. Life sucks and get over it! Once we march in a hundred thousand soldiers, what are they going to do about it? Nada! All Mexicans would then suddenly become US citizens living in 'South California' and we could tax the bejesus out of them while also placing them under the tender administrations of the Far Left....

Solution 2

We finish the wall, but also build a great highway connecting Mexico directly to Canada! Needless to say, that highway would also have pretty high walls! And, it would be very expensive as we would be forced to wall off Canada also. But once that was accomplished, we could sit back and see how the Canadian government handles the problem. Maybe we could even lend them Chucky Schumer on a semi permanent basis to act as a sanctimonious critic.

Solution 3

We open the border wide open, contrive to have the Republicans lose the next few elections. Then, we conservatives could sit at home and watch TV to see just what the Democrats will do when they suddenly find themselves neck deep in uneducated, dirty and hungry multitudes. What a hoot that would be. Of course, we'd all have to get used to a shift to Third World status, but that's the breaks of the game!

or

We could build that dumb old wall on the south border and enforce the laws already on the books. Boring!

Clear evidence of border children's abuse!

Horrific! Do Republicans have NO SHAME?
Close up! Oh my!
Breaking news! Photographic evidence emerged, which reportedly showed members of the Republican Party abusing young children at the southern border where they are being held and reportedly tortured! The photographs shown here were provided by someone named 'Chuck', a high ranking member member of the very kind, benevolent and so very progressive Democratic Party. 'The party of the future! The ONLY party who approves of totally open borders!'

Monday, June 18, 2018

The real truth about that radar dish going down!

Springfield MO. – Rumors have been running amok ever since late June the 14th when the Doppler radar tower stopped functioning after a freak 'storm' crossed the area. Almost immediately some people began to report on what they felt was the cause of the stoppage. One prominent rumor had it that an alien spacecraft had landed nearby and that strange creatures were using the dish to send signals out into space to help organize a full invasion! Balderdash I said. As I had the real scoop. But, I hesitated to speak about it as it might foment general panic to erupt. But now, after some time had passed, I felt it was time to come clean with what I knew.

Witches were responsible. There! I said it. More to the point, it was a witches coven that had set up shop at the Springfield building on West Highway EE near the airport. Sadly, I feared that all the weather personal had since been boiled in a large pot and consumed. Now four semi-attractive evil demons from hell were ensconced inside that white ball on top of a sixty foot tower, doing only God knows what.

Being a man of strong and true fiber, I've decided to wait until midnight on June 24 when the moon is full and then penetrate deep inside the ball and even perhaps one of those witches... Wish me luck!

Note: For a real situation report - go here!

A sanctuary condo??

It finally came to me that fighting the Left was getting to be a real bore and that perhaps I could become an active participant in the whole immigration thingy. To that end, I decided to offer up my condominium as a SANCTUARY CONDO and advertised its availability in local papers south of the border. I placed only a few ads down there and was overwhelmed with the positive responses. 

That's when I started to do some math. First off, I realized that most, if not all my new potential nationals would not have US currency, but only pesos on them when they arrived. So, I came up with a conversion table to make their early stay in America as convenient as possible....


 It  quickly became apparent that I could attain approximately $20K per month if I could manage to stack 24 Mexicali into the limited space I had available. And, after the first month, I'd already have enough cash to buy another condo and so on.... Of course, I also realized that some people (mostly Republicans) would be a little upset and would be likely to cause problems. So, a full time dude from the ACLU would be needed to run interference and to gain national press attention. America! What a country!