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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hickory Farms Goodness!!

I was asked to blog about this Hickory Farms box of goodies that arrived in the mailbox the other day.  Everything in it was absolutely  delicious!  My favorite is the beef summer sausage - but I'm getting ahead of myself.

We took the goodies to VMI when we went to visit our #1 son.  We added them to the food at his Senior's tailgating table.  Everyone that tried the cheese, crackers, and summer sausage absolutely loved it.  I let everyone know that they were required to taste and then tell me what they thought -- good or bad -- and there was not one complaint. Well, there was one - that it was all gone and I had no more.  The mustards included were also a big hit!

(FYI: We had ham for Thanksgiving dinner and I put the Sweet Hot Mustard on my ham, as it is my favorite.  It was wonderful! Don't tell, okay...)

The cheeses were disappearing - The smoked gouda was the first to go.  Everyone loved the smooth smoky flavor.  The cheddar - a classic - went next.  The beef summer sausage was a huge hit as was the turkey.  I went to get my camera to take a picture of everyone enjoying the Hickory Farms goodies, but when I returned -- literally moments later, every crumb had been eaten and enjoyed!  So - unfortunately, I don't have a record of everyone enjoying the cheese, crackers, and summer sausages.

If you should need a gift for someone, don't hesitate to go to the Hickory Farms website, place an order, and sit back and wait for the complements.  Don't forget that they have 3 day for $3 shipping - that's a bargain and you'll look like a hero if it arrives in time for someone's party.


 “I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hickory Farms and received a product sample to facilitate my review.”

Monday, November 21, 2011

For the Sake of Tolerance

I received this in my email this morning and thought I'd share...  If you disagree, push the little red x at the top of your screen.

I am truly perplexed that so many folks are against a mosque being built at or near Ground Zero.  I think it should be the goal of every American to be tolerant.  Thus the Mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.

That is why I also propose that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque, thereby promoting tolerance from within the mosque.  We could call one of the clubs, "The Turban Cowboy", which would be gay, and the other a topless bar called "You Mecca Me Hot ."

Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork, and adjacent to that an open-pit barbeque pork restaurant, called "Iraq o' Ribs."

Across the street there could be a lingerie store called "Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret", with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods.

Next door to the lingerie shop, a liquor store called "Morehammered."

All of this would encourage the Muslims to demonstrate the tolerance they demand of us, so the mosque problem would be solved.  If you agree with promoting tolerance, and you think this is a good plan, please pass it on.

For the sake of tolerance, of course.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

You wanted change??

After two years of Obama ... 
Here's your change! 
The top numbers are from when he took office...  The bottom numbers are current...
Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S. 
$1.83 
$3.44 
+84%
Crude oil, European Brent (barrel) 
$43..48 
$99..02 
+127.7% 
Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel) 
$38..74 
$91..38 
+135.9% 
Gold: London (per troy oz.) 
$853.25 
$1,369.50 
+60.5% 
Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL 
$3.56 
$6.33 
+78.1%  
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall 
7.6% 
9.4% 
+23.7% 
Unemployment rate, blacks 
12.6% 
15.8% 
+25.4% 
Number of unemployed 
11,616,000 
14,485,000 
+24.7% 
Number of fed. Employees increased 
2,779,000 
2,840,000 
+2.2% 

Real median household income 
$50,112 
$49,777 
-0.7% 
Number of food stamp recipients 
31,983,716 
43,200,878 
+35.1% 
Number of unemployment benefit recipients 
7,526,598 
9,193,838 
+22.2% 
Number of long-term unemployed 
2,600,000 
6,400,000 
+146.2% 
Poverty rate, individuals 
13.2% 
14.3% 
+8.3% 
People in poverty in U.S. 
39,800,000 
43,600,000 
+9.5% 
U.S.. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings 
Present Situation Index 
29.9 
23.5 
-21.4% 
Failed banks 
140 
164 
+17.1% 
U.S.. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate 
89.76 
82.03 
-8.6% 
National debt, in trillions 
$10..627 
$14..052 
+32.2% 
Just take this last item: In the last two years we have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our entire nation's history. 
Over 27 times as fast. Metaphorically speaking, if you are driving in the right lane doing 65 MPH and a car rockets past you in the left lane 27 times faster, it would be doing 7,555 MPH! 
So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 29 months -- so you'll have one year and five months to come up with an answer! Every statement in this email is factual and directly attributable to Barrack Hussein Obama. Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable. 
And...He's started campaigning again!!!
EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS... 
I WONDER HOW MANY WILL FORWARD THIS ? 
And...He's started campaigning again!!!

Sources: 
(1) U.S. Energy Information Administration; (2) Wall Street Journal; (3) Bureau of Labor Statistics; (4) Census Bureau; (5) USDA; (6) U.S. Dept. Of Labor; 
(7) FHFA; (8) Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller; (9) RealtyTrac; (10) Heritage Foundationand WSJ; (11) The Conference Board; (12) FDIC; 
(13) Federal Reserve; (14) U.S. Treasury