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Monday, October 20, 2014

Mo' Rain ~ Old Cameras ~ How To Get To USA ~ Liberal Hypocrisy ~ Halloween Burn Pile ~ Sunday Football ~ Brandied Fruit Salad

Good 56ยบ drizzly clouds laying on the ground morning. I first heard the rain about 2:30am. It came down HARD. It kept up til about 6:30am and now raining again. We got 1/2" so far. More on the way....

10-20 in radio speak is 'what is your location?'

Do you or anyone you know collect old cameras? You remember those, with film in them? I have several and if anyone is interested I will send pictures.

Times Square...

This from Deewayne Honnee Pberger... this would be fun if it wasn't so darned scary and true!

The Hypocrisy of Liberals (from my friend Gator, USN ret)
This written by David L Goetsch, part 1:
  • Have you noticed that liberals were against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan until Barack Obama took office? To a liberal anything one of their own does is by definition right, but the same action taken by a Republican or conservative is automatically wrong. I’ll bet ISIS is glad Barack Obama is president and George W. Bush is not. Barack Obama is now the commander-in-chief. Do you feel safe yet?
  • Have you noticed that liberals berate conservative politicians for what they call “corporate welfare” but have no problem with President Obama and his minions in Congress bailing out General Motors and wasting billions on so-called alternative energy businesses?   It isn’t that liberals are against using government money to help businesses. They just want to be able to choose which businesses receive federal help and which don’t. Of course those given unfettered access to the federal till are those that contribute substantially to the Democratic Party. Democrats like to reward “their” businesses while punishing those with conservative leanings.
    Historically this date...
    1944 – Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.

    1968 – Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.

    1977 – A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

    1981 – Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robberyin Rockland County, NY, carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army andWeather Underground.

    1991 – The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.

    2011 – The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Mutassim Gaddafi are killed shortly after the Battle of Sirte while in the custody of NTC fighters.

    And births this date include....
    1931 – Mickey Mantle, American baseball player (d. 1995)

    1942 – Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)

    1950 – Tom Petty, American musician

    1958 – Viggo Mortensen, American actor
    Yesterday I went down to take the trash to the road, give Dude a good run, stopped at PJ and Daves. They gave me some salmon Dave had  caught. I gave Dave some green pickled tomatoes. They decorated their burn pile for Halloween ~!

    Later I watched some football... and had reruns for dinner... turkey loaf, purple potato, roasted veggies, and an avocado (with Spicy Tabasco Mayonnaise!)

    Some good and some sad scores here... Imagine the Lambs beating the Seachickens! Of course the Colts have Luck on their team! The Bears on a fishing expedition didn't do so well. Ha ha Raiders! Ha ha Giants! And Peyton Manning is top of the heap.
    Peyton Manning broke the NFL's all-time touchdown record just like he's played the quarterback position for 17 seasons, with cold-blooded efficiency and a minimum of drama.
    Manning entered the game needing three scores to break the record. He did that by halftime, and wound up sitting out the entire fourth quarter in a 42-17 rout by the Broncos over San Francisco. Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas for an 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter against the 49ers for his 509th career touchdown pass, passing Brett Favre to set the all-time record. (Favre immediately congratulated Manning on Twitter.)

     AND.... tonight is Monday Night Football..........

    All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
    xo Sue Mom Bobo
    October 20th
    Brandied Fruit Salad Day

    The simplest way is to take a bowl of fruit, fresh of course, cut into bite sized pieces, sprinkle Brandy (or Cognac) over the fruit, mix, and put in the refrigerator for an hour or so. Remix before serving.

    As the saying goes, all cognac is brandy, but not all brandy is cognac.
    Cognac is grape brandy, a distillate of wine. It is specifically produced in the region surrounding the town of Cognac, in central France. It is double distilled using pot stills and then aged for at least two years. It must be made from a specific group of white grape varieties, as well.
    Grape brandy can be made anywhere, from any grapes (brandy is also made from fruit and pomace), does not require double distillation or long aging.
    Cognac is a better product. The double distilling and aging rounds out the spirit and produces more mellow flavors.