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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Drizzle ~ LACO Sheriff ~ Slow Cooker Soup ~

First of all... I got into the blog but I can't download any photos....only those photos that were on previous blogs. DAMN computer!!!!! (Ok, since I wrote that I have figured out how to download the photos, so fixing the blogs...)

Good warm 41º drizzly morning. We started in with some rain first thing yesterday but it was never enough to measure. The rain is to continue on and off for a couple days. My seasonal creeks are usually running good by now, but not a drop in them.

Well, the good news is that LA Co Sheriff Leroy Baca (CACA!) is retiring. YES!
The corruption and crap that has gone on since he's been Sheriff is staggering. (4 terms of 4 years each!) As Skirndog said, there should be term limits for Sheriff!!! His hiring program favored friends and relatives. The two outside investigations portrayed a troubled department sharply at odds with the vision Baca preached during his 15 years as sheriff. More recently, The Times also reported that the department had hired dozens of officers in 2010 despite background investigations that found they had committed significant misconduct.

The Department needs Bob Olmstead....

I guess Baca figured he might be indicted along with his incompetent stupid gang-banger unqualified unprofessional and criminal lawless deputies! One can only hope. Now the voters have a choice between a good guy, Olmstead and the politically motivated and corrupt former Undersheriff Tanaka...

"Tanaka has been criticized for his affiliation with the "Vikings", a secret police organization brought to light amidst police misconduct litigation in 1990. Sheriff Lee Baca acknowledged Tanaka still has a tattoo related to the group, which a federal judge described as "neo-Nazi, white supremacist gang." Tanaka was tattooed as a member of the Vikings deputy gang in 1987, while serving as a deputy at the Lynwood station. On March 7, 1988, Tanaka was involved in a controversial killing of an unarmed Korean American in Long Beach, sparking outrage among Korean American community leaders. Oh yes, LA County needs him to be in charge. Not.

Still problems with my computer, Turk working on the big one and with this laptop I can't even log into the blog site. Just so frustrating. Also I can't control the font on my email. I'm ready to give up with this computer sh*t!!!!

I was asked about homemade soup ..

Crockpot, large carton chicken stock, dried mushrooms (or use fresh sliced), golden mushroom soup, sliced garlic (I use dried from Costco), Tabouli (or use orzo, rice, couscous, quinoa), whole wheat rigatoni (I only like the whole wheat pasta in soup, not with sauce!), diced sweet potato, and at the end I added half a package of frozen peas. (I know, BFF you hate peas! Use green beans or okra or broccoli or.....? whatever you have/like.) All cooked in crockpot on low for 5 hours. Really good! But, like most things I cook, it's a little of this and that I have on hand.

Historically this date...
1780 – An earthquake of estimated magnitude 7.7 hits the city of Tabriz, Iran, killing about 80,000 people and causing major damage., 80,000!!!

1835 – The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.

1877Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle against the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.

2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills six people and wounds 13, including Giffords.

And births this date include....
1912José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)

1923Larry Storch, American actor
... a Hollywood phenom... married to same woman 43 years (til her death)

1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer (d. 1977)
... here in a picture with my friend Seal Beach Judy in 1971, and Judy's baby girl Kim......

1942 – Yvette Mimieux, American actress

1947 – David Bowie, English musician
All I know. Happy Hump Day. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 8th
English Toffee Day

I suggest you go to this site and order some. It's the BEST! Or if you are close to Grants Pass, stop in the store oat 413 Union (near the Three Rivers Hosp). They have free samples. Once you try it, you are hooked!
One of my favorites is their Trail Toffee (a finalist in the NY Fancy Food Show for Outstanding Snack Food Category) ... I like to make oatmeal cookies and instead of just putting raisins in the cookie dough, I put this in. It is a mixture of English Toffee with toasted almonds, dried cranberries and raisins. OMGOOOD!!!!!

Movie Critique ~ Damn Computer!

Good OMG 34º it's not freezing morning!!!!
Looks like maybe (fingers crossed) some rain coming our way. I hope I hope I hope. We are soooooo needing it.

Gadz I hate this gloomy weather. Sun was out 2 minutes yesterday and warmed to 46º. YUCK!

Then this laptop was a pain because I was trying to pay bills on line and the information I put in wasn't jiving with what they wanted. I have no idea what's wrong. Just want to boot it out the door!
This following came from a high school friend, former locker partner of mine ... if you plan on seeing The Wolf of Wall Street please read her pal's narrative...
I wanted to share this one with you...this is from a high school chum...don't see often but keep in touch...N

OK folks, first of all, you all know I'm the one with a potty mouth and sense of humor.......however, I strongly advise you NOT to see The Wolf of Wall Street.
I'm disgraced at Leonardo DiCapio for his role and actions. He is now on my "no go to see" actors. This picture is only rated "R", but it should have been rated
"XXX" and only shown in porno shows.
My friend and I only stayed 10 minutes.......and that was 9 min. and 15 seconds too long. This picture was disgusting, degrading, and down right VULGER. Vulgar in action and words.
Please do not waste $7 or $8 to see this picture - just trust me, please! I've NEVER walked out on any picture - until today.

Ok, more computer problems.... this laptop is causing me grief. Don't know if Turk can fix the big computer. I can't find the start up disc. Sigh..... This one won't let me into the blog all of a sudden. Just want to toss them all out the door! Sorry, this is it for today. And probably tomorrow and the next day and the next day...........

Historically this date...
1948Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.

1980 – President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.

1999 – The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.

And births this date include....

1911Butterfly McQueen, American actress (d. 1995)

1929 – Terry Moore, American actress

1963 – Rand Paul, American politician, Junior Senator from Kentucky
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 7
Old Rock Day
I'm not going to take it anymore day!
Organize your home day -- Clean out those closets!!!