Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Massacre at the Mall

Police are reporting a shooting at the mall early this morning. The mayhem broke out as mall workers were putting the final touches on  Christmas decorations suspended from the second floor ceiling. Apparently a seasonal worker went postal at the beginning of his shift, firing  reindeer farts at close range into a group of his co-workers before fleeing the scene.  In all, 8 tiny reindeer were downed, their condition unknown at this time.

Another seasonal worker who was acquainted with the perpetrator said he seemed like an ordinary guy, “kind of quiet, and kept to himself,” but did note that he occasionally would complain about being bullied by his co-workers. “They used to laugh and call him names,” he said, “he must have just snapped.”

If you spot Rudolph T. Reindeer, which should be easy because of his bright red, flashing nose, police ask that you to contact them immediately.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today we give thanks for our many blessings. For the courage and strength of our founders:

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the memories and traditions of our heritage.

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For the vanquishing of our enemies:

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And the perseverance of our will:

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We even give thanks for our white privilege:

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In addition to all the other blessings

you have conferred on my reflective frame

I wish to thank you, Lord,

for the companionship of steadfast comrades

whose wit and wisdom and strength

help steer me through these tempestuous seas

of flattery and lies churned to fury by the ill will of demagogues.

And this year I thank you for sending us a lion warrior to restore our Republic.

Amen.

A special thanks to all who visit here. I wish you a peaceful, happy Thanksgiving unmarred by strife. Because there is always something to be thankful for.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Work From Home, Send Money

The list of things you can’t talk about over Thanksgiving dinner is growing by the day - everything from Donald Trump’s tweets to  Donald Trump’s policies. The idea is to avoid anything that might trigger the social justice warriors in your family.

I’ve got a better idea, how about all you social justice warriors out there who want to save the world stay home and think about how you can do that. Better yet, try actually making the world a better place and head down to the soup kitchen to help out.  Oh wait – they don’t want you either. Apparently, just like in real life, if you have no idea what you’re doing you just get in the way of those who do.

Dawn Goodrow, director of the East Side Soup Kitchen in Saginaw, said they get an influx of one-time volunteers during the holidays.

"The only issue is that we have regular volunteers that know their way around our kitchen, know how we do the processes."

So I’m back to “just stay home,” but you could donate your Thanksgiving dinner plate-charge to the homeless shelter. They always appreciate your cash.

"The best donation is cold hard cash. We have opportunities to purchase food at a greater value than what the average person can donate," Goodrow said.

In summary then: work from home, send money. And be sure to thank the government for your opportunity to help out again this year.

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SPECIAL NOTE: Please keep our Blue Dog JettieG in your prayers. Sadly, we received word last night via Weasel Zippers that she is in hospice care.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Slouching Towards Turkey Day

The Thanksgiving marathon is starting early for team MOTUS as we’re heading out today for the first of several stops between now and next weekend. So that means it’s officially recipe day!

I’ll be making these little gems for the pre-Thanksgiving dinner hour. We’ll be with Raj’s clan for Thanksgiving where the phrase “if everyone’s in charge nobody’s in charge” may have been invented. Dinner is always “planned” for 2:00 pm but never really hits the runway until 6:00 pm or so – and that’s in a good year when whoever signed up for the main event remembers to put the turkey in the oven.  Survival requires packing your own lunch box. I usually bring a pot of chili or sloppy Joes but this year I’m going with this tailgater stalwart that checks all the boxes: easy, filling, make-ahead and everybody likes them. They used to called these puppies “little sandwiches” but nowadays they are referred to as “sliders” so I’ll follow suit. Don’t tell me I’m resistant to change.

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Ham and Cheese Sliders

Ingredients:

  • one 12-count package Hawaiian sweet rolls (or any small dinner roll), sliced in half without separating individual rolls
  • 1 pound cooked deli ham, thinly sliced – I like a Polish style like Krakus or Kirkland from Costco
  • 3/4 pound Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard (Coleman's)
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Using a large serrated knife, slice the rolls in half so you have a ‘slab’ of tops and a ‘slab’ of bottoms; don’t pull the rolls apart.
  • Evenly layer about half of the ham over the rolls.
  • Evenly layer the cheese.
  • Evenly layer the remaining ham.
  • Add the top ‘slab’ of rolls; set aside.
  • Melt the butter together with the onions over low heat, and let it cool slightly.
  • Mix the mustard with about a tablespoon of the butter, stir until smooth. Stir the mustard mixture, Worcestershire sauce and the poppy seeds into the butter and stir until well blended.
  • Evenly and slowly pour the butter mixture over the rolls. Use a spatula or pastry brush to spread the mixture over the tops. Some of the mixture will pool at the base of the rolls. You may end up with more butter mixture than you want to use but just save it for your next batch because there will always be a next batch.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and allow rolls to stand at room temp for about 5 to 10 minutes. (Or, wrap and refrigerate overnight)
  • Bake covered for about 20 minutes or until cheese is all very melty.
  • Uncover and cook for about 3 minutes, or until tops are slightly browned – keep an eye on them as that much butter caused them to burn quickly! Baking time will vary based on the size of pan, oven variances, etc. Remove from oven, let cool for about 5 minutes before cutting into individual sliders and serve immediately. Sliders are best warm but feel free to make ahead and reheat in a slow oven wrapped in foil, or microwave unwrapped until cheese is melty again.

Modify at will: fresh onion instead of dried – cook in butter a few minutes, Dijon instead of dried mustard, turkey and havarti instead of ham and swiss, add pineapple slices for a sweet Hawaiian…all good.

And with that, the Thanksgiving recipe marathon officially begins: ladies and gentlemen, start your cleavers!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Everyone Should Contribute

Apparently a head charge for attending Grandma’s Thanksgiving dinner is now trending.

Some have given this idea a thumbs down but it looks like up-votes are trending among progressives. They say it’s not fair for one family to do all the work and pay all the freight; they think everyone should contribute. Too bad they don’t feel that way about taxes.

If they treated Thanksgiving the way they treat taxes your rich uncle would pay  80% of the cost of the meal (plus processing and handling), you and your hardworking middle class cousins would split the other 20% and your deadbeat relatives would each receive a “refundable credit” of $10 just for showing up. Because, you know, from each according to their means…

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Oh, and I almost forgot: your deadbeat relatives won’t be required to help with the cleanup because that would be demeaning; they’ll be in the living room watching the Lions lose. The rest of you: get cranking, those pots aren’t going to scrub themselves.

mashed-potatoesAnd while you’re at it, don’t forget to give thanks for your white privilege

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Heavy Equipment Operator’s License Required to Drain the Swamp

Consider this my contribution to your Sunday mood elevation.

HILLARY: BET YOU CAN’T DO THIS

TRUMP: HERE, HOLD MY BEER

Now get out there and carpe diem.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus. He’s a Democrat.

Regardless of your feelings about Ann Coulter, you need to read this: Yes, Virginia, Immigrants Are Turning the Country Blue.

frontiera_usamessico-620x402Here’s the synopsis: Immigrants, doing the job Americans won’t do: vote for Democrats.

Not that this should surprise anyone. It’s not exactly news.

alieninvasionDemocrats: giving the country away longer than you’ve been alive.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

FLOTUS FRIDAY: Get the Popcorn

Be sure to check Melania’s Twitter feed account for a series of videos recapping her rather spectacular Asian trip.

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The trip apparently awakened editors at many publications to the fact that many Americans enjoyed reading about the FLOTUS even though she isn’t black anymore.

 melania tokyo redIn fact stories are suddenly springing up everywhere about anything…and nothing:

It's Melania 2.0, as Mrs. Trump Iterates in Asia - The New York Times

Inside First Lady Melania Trump's mysterious life - Business Insider

Melania and Donald Trump's Stale Wedding Cake Is Up for Auction - Vanity Fair

Melania Trump breaks away from her husband in crucial ways - Markets Insider

Hervé Pierre, who designed Melania Trump's inauguration gown, launches dress line - Washington Post

It seems they’ve finally noted that Michelle Obama wasn’t the only FLOTUS  who has ever interacted with children.

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And that those interactions don’t always have to involve vegetables….

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nor are all children in America minorities.

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Now stock up on the popcorn and hope that this weekend brings us more videos of Al Franken in his Franken-pig days as well as videos from the Uranium One informant showing the exchange of suitcases containing stacks of money.

080109_hillarytears_popStop wondering why you weren’t 50 points ahead and wonder why you’re not behind bars

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