Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Chicken pot pies. Good or bad?

 


Ever since I can remember, I've eat the venerable chicken pot pies from either Swanson or Marie Calendar. These easy to fix meals are a snap to prepare, hot and very filling. they're often my fist choice when shopping the frozen dinner isle at about $1.30. But, are they all that good for you to eat on a regular basis?

Here's both of these meals from a nutritional standpoint;

From most standpoints, both pies are very similar, and so both share some troubling statistics. The worst, in my opinion, is the salt content followed quickly by the saturated fats. This is a combo that can be tolerated by the young, but which can do a real number on older folks who might need to watch both intakes...

From a taste standpoint, I'd give a nod to the Swanson product over the offering from Marie Calendar. From a strictly health standpoint I'd treat them the same way I treat most McDonald's food - eat just every so often!


Monday, September 21, 2020

DanO's Grand Slam breakfast! Sort of...


 My idea of a great breakfast is actually a takeoff on Denny's famous Grand Slam meal. Instead of the pancakes, I subbed two slices of french toast along with two sausage links and a glass of milk!

In case you've never made French Toast, the process is very simple. Just add 2 eggs to a bowl, add a bit of milk, whisk it all together, soak a couple pieces of bread in that mix and cook in a frying pan over low medium heat. That's it. Add a pat of butter and some syrup and you've got a done deal!

This quick prep meal is a real winner in my book, and at about 600 calories, it's certainly filling!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Bean with Bacon soup!


If there was ever one soup I was very sure I wouldn't like, that'd be Bean with bacon. That belief persisted right up to my fifties when, one day, my dad made up a batch. I was astonished at how good and filling this soup was!



Monday, September 14, 2020

Biden's grand plan for climate change!

Biden is currently absolutely positive that a mere ten trillion investment, made over the next ten years, will have a dramatic effect on climate change. He doesn't mention the small facts that both India and China are both raging ahead with coal burning generation plants that will easily offset any US efforts by at least tenfold!

Embracing AOC's Green New Deal will also guarantee that America goes back to being energy dependent on countries that really hate us. What we can look forward to; offshore drilling - to be stopped, coal mining - to be cut way back, Fracking - no f'ing way, Jose! In their place, it'll be dams, windmills and large solar farms! (You know like the Solyndra plan that went bankrupt under Obama and Biden....

Seriously, there is no problem that the Democrats can't screw up even more, then by throwing boatloads of money at. Here's the Big Five from the previous administration....

Now, as to the fires we're all witnessing on the West Coast. The truth is that some of the problems are due to climate change. But, that change is a natural part of the world's climate not being the same decade after decade. The other part of the forest fire problems has been  directly linked to a massive failure, by the Democrats, to not manage those areas properly over the past 50 years! (Also, the fact that people are intentionally setting fires isn't helping very much). Just as in the exploitation of the Covid disease, the Democrats could not resist blowing that crisis up via Party sponsored arsonists...

So, that seems to be Joe's game plan for November; 1) keep the people afraid of a virus and 2) plumping everyone up to waste trillions on a long term problem that they, in fact, neglected for decades.

Amid all the distractions that's been 2020, I hope people will start asking the Democrats for some realistic Party planks..... Sadly, that will not happen - Their sole 'plank' is to hate Trump.


Monday, September 7, 2020

Labor Day weekend takes!

Labor Day Weekend is here! Wow! Did any summer ever go by so smoothly? Just kidding. I guess, this year has done a real number on millions of Americans. And, please do not forget where that horrible virus originated. Here's some takes I had looking back:

1) Citizens can no longer trust anyone! Period! Do so at your own risk!

2) Elements of the Far left Democratic Party are trying to destroy America in order to turn it into satellite of China!

3) China is most definitely our enemy, not our friend! Never forget that.

4) Media outlets like CNN and MSNBC are colluding with elements of the Deep State to destroy our Republic!

5) Russia, with a tiny GDP similar to Italy, is not a real player on the World Stage. The US and China are.

6) Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization.

7) BLM is a domestic terrorist organization.

8) Mail-in voting fraud is happening right now! Joe just might win with 400 million votes cast for his Party!

9) The Coronavirus has been largely overblown!

10) Epstein did not kill himself! Duh



Saturday, September 5, 2020

The role fear is playing in today's politics!

'The universal trigger for fear is the threat of some kind of harm harm, real or imagined. This threat can be for our physical, emotional or psychological well-being. While there are certain things that trigger fear in most of us, some can learn to become afraid of nearly anything.'

Today, in late 2020, fear has certainly done a number not just on the US, but on the entire world! And that fear can be traced to just one Country. China, when it 'accidentally' released a horrific virus. As a result of either sheer stupidity or malicious intent, the fortunes of millions have been destroyed. Sure, the Coronavirus may or may not have been engineered in a Wuhan bio-research facility, it may have or may not have been a containable contagion early on in December 2019... But what is becoming clearer, every day, is that it's killing has done the Chinese government a very great service... My estimate of the actual numbers of dead in China would be something like just under a million. (That million being very expendable older folks that a country with 1.5 billion could easily shrug off). And, even that number could be way off. The thing is, the Marxist regime in China doesn't like to publish anything that would reflect poorly on their socialist state. (You know, in exactly the same way that CNN and other Leftist outlets like to 'massage' their news, prior to it being released). And, yes boys and girls, that's really bad news for our Republic.

The thing is, China's gestapo-styled troops always crush any hint of insurrection (See recent news articles on Hong Kong). Here in America, however, we still are clinging to the First Amendment... You know, the one that enables some truth to leak out from time to time. Mass media outlets like Fox News, while not perfect, have at least made an attempt at fair and balanced reporting, while others have not. As a matter of fact, some stations have dropped all pretense of any factual reporting at all when it comes to President Trump! Don't believe me? OK. Here's a test you can perform at home. The next time Trump gives a public White House briefing take some notes then, after he is done, switch over to CNN to see what they report. Amazing right? The channel anchors will lie or distort what he said and they will still manage to keep straight faces even while laughing on the inside. Good acting skills, eh?

The end result of millions of us Americans being fed a diet of garbage while being kept in the dark concerning true news about the virus - (The real news, not the crap everyone is currently being fed) - Has affected way too many of us physically, emotionally and psychologically in ways that can't be easily accessed. Add that fear, watching Democrat inspired terrorist groups like Antifa and BLM trash and burn our cities, and you have lit a very volatile candle that could explode at any time. And yes everyone, a large scale revolution is the true objective of both the Democratic Party and of the Chinese government!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

My predictions for September 2020!

Please note that the last time I was anywhere near accurate, it was 1967 and I predicted a heavy snow in Chicago! My prediction turned out to  be a blizzard and so my career in weather forecasting began with a shaky start as many blamed me for the mess.... That aside, her are some random predictions for September!

Biden gets sick! And then...

Poor old Joe catches the Covid-19 virus and is laid up for 8 weeks in his basement under quarantine! He is unable to debate anyone due to a bad case of laryngitis. And while he will get elected President in November, it will be short lived as Biden while die of complications, making Harris the new President.

Chicago burns to the ground! Mayor blames Trump!

In an effort to stem problems with a high death toll happening in her city. Mayor Lightfoot will decide on a policy of serialization. After the city is fully engulfed, she will hold as news conference declaring that Trump was the reason and sole cause of the inferno!

China will announce that the G4 virus has escaped! Oh my!

What will be termed a 'super virus' will somehow escape from China and infect the world. Like the Covid-19 strain, this virus will also be extremely infectious but not very deadly. CNN will take that information and spin it 1280 degrees as being similar to the Captain Trips virus of a Stephen King novel. Tens of millions in the US will panic buy goods and then lock themselves away. The CDC will then publish inflated figures of the sick and dying as we enter into that later parts of the year.

Hurricane hits NYC!

As though NYC didn't already have enough problems, a category 5 hurricane will slam into NYC about mid September.  Governor Cuomo will announce he's going on a long term junket to China while leaving the management of the storm to De Blasio. Millions will flee the city leaving a trail of thousands dead.

BLM and Antifa will merge...literally.

In what has to be one of the strangest announcements ever,  Black Lives Matter and Antifa will announce a joining together in one of the largest gay events ever held in LA. CNN will declare its approval as thousands form a giant pile of humanity bent of fucking each other to death. Some moderates will literally die of laughter.

Finally, Pelosi will take a dive from her podium!

Nancy Pelosi will  arrive at the House to make a speech, but due to a possible state of inebriation, will take a tumble into the seats. As she is taken away, she will announce that she was standing firm for denying Americans much needed relief.

So, it would look like September is going to be a very interesting month, all said!