Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hug a non-citizen, illegal today!

Had to respond to someone who copied a stupid meme suggesting that we cut off illegal aliens from welfare. I use the word stupid because only stupid people think illegals--whether from France or Mexico, or Guatemala, get welfare. Anyway, here is my beautiful response.
Non citizens do NOT get welfare. They do get emergency care in hospitals, they do get schooling. NO food stamps, NO welfare, No HUD housing. They DO pay taxes, but get NO returns. They DO pay social security, medicare and medicaid, but get NOTHING in return for that. Get it? Illegals pump us up, the DO NOT bring us down. If your social security and medicare are working, thank an illegal/non citizen today!!! If you ate fruit or vegetables or a chicken that you did not grow, hug an illegal/non citizen today. You owe them so much, and you give them so little. Make friends with your benefactors, don't bite them on the hand: That's the hand that feeds you, after all.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

What we're eating...

In the last couple of weeks, my family has eaten well. We've had mac and cheese with country ham bits, spinach, garlic, onions, tomatoes, shallots, scallions, 4 cheeses (Yes, velveta, but good swiss, asiago, muenster, organic milk and organic eggs from our chickens). We had chicken cacciatore, we had roast pork with roasted potatoes, sliced carrots, onions, cooked on a bed of celery, onions, sliced oranges and pears, with a gravy made from pan juices and the fruit.
We had Chinese-style chicken breast, with sauteed chicken in garlic and scallions, with fresh cabbage, bok choy, ginger, daicon radish, tomato, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and oyster sauce. And then the juice of 8 oranges, reduced to a beautiful, bitter mess.
We had pork chops with yellow rice and sauteed spinach in garlic on the side.
We had corned beef and cabbage with potatoes.
We had fresh U 15 shrimp with calamari, mussels, scungilli in garlic olive oil seasoned with shallots and white wine over capellini. Served with a good blue-cheese salad with a homemade balsamic vinagrette. (thnk you, Christi!)
We had filet mignon, seared to black but pink on the inside served with a mushroom sauce with cream and sauce espagnole, which only took me 16 hours to make.
We had a veggie meal of steamed broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, a gumbo of yellow squash and greed zucchini over a bed of yellow Jasmine rice.
And tonight, we are having simple meatloaf: Ground chuck and ground pork (2 to 1) with breadcrumbs, seasoned with black pepper and pink sea salt, with ketchup, 4 eggs, sauteed celery, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and covered with six slices of bacon. Wish us luck. have a good meal, everyone. You hear me?

Friday, January 04, 2019

Trump's Government Shutdown

In any negotiation that has come to an absolute standstill, either someone blinks or the standstill continues indefinitely. In the case of funding our government, we do not have indefinitely: Too many federal people without paychecks and contractors who cannot meet payroll to allow the shutdown to continue much longer.
So here is my proposal: Trump's wall will require at least three major studies: An environmental study, a feasibility study, and a study to determine the actual need for investing in the wall. Those studies will need to occur before a single brick or piece of fencing can be erected.
Those studies will all take a couple of years to complete, after which it will take several years to acquire the private lands on which the wall is proposed to be built. So I suggest that Pelosi give Trump $1 billion to begin those three studies. That would allow Trump to declare a sort of victory, while people with intelligence would know that he will be out of office and the wall long forgotten before the studies are even completed. Which gives Pelosi a victory in that the government could then be funded and people could go back to work.
That's my take on it.