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This ‘n’ That

Alabama’s Mrs. Roy Moore is standing by her man though all the allegations.  She’s claiming ‘witch hunt’, she’s calling the accusers liars with pants afire.

In reality she’s doing what any loving wife would do if A. she was uninformed, or B. refuses to believe the allegations or C. knows a truth we do not know.

I think she’s Refusional; yeah, I’ve invented a word, coined a phrase; but that’s exactly what she is. At first I thought she was uninformed, hoodwinked, ballyhooed, or delusional, but nope…she is seemingly refusing to face that fact that she’s married to Pervy McPervperv, and she’s standing by her man!

It seems to me that Roy should go.  Go for the good of the party, the good of the state of Alabama, the good of the nation, and the good of mankind.  It seems to me (and I have followed several news and media outlets on this) that Roy’s past is checkered.

So Mrs. Moore, for whom I have great sympathy, needs to encourage him to drop out. Work to exonerate himself and come back with a clean slate.

If he can.

Or, then again, maybe she’s right.  It all may be a witch hunt.

But I doubt it.

That was that, now this…

As to Al Franken, there are pictures.  He’s apologized, which doesn’t eradicate the bad behavior.  The ethics investigation will be yet another Congressional sham and waste of money, he’ll keep his seat (especially if Roy gets elected and the Senate seats him,) and he’s one of the few who are getting a pass from many of my SJW friends simply because he is on their side politically. I won’t belabor his many aggressions.

Can’t touch that!

Wrong is wrong, don’t hate me for it. (Insert hate mail here.)

Al should go, he should never have been there in the first place.

But he too should go, and work to exonerate himself and he too should run again with a clean slate.

As to the elephant in the room, The POTUS and all the charges railed at him and his recent reaction; glass houses, stones, something like that. Yes, you need to work on that Mr. President.

But, what really chaps my ass is that the US Congress has a slush fund of sorts and has paid out $15 million in hush money, penalties – to sweep the allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct by OUR congressional leaders under the rug.

FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS!

This is our money they are using.  Granted, it’s under $20 a head if you break it down to the US Population, but hey, it’s my $20!  Stop using it to protect sexual aggressors.

Oh, and there’s a “watch list” too.  As in a new hire comes on board in DC to work in the Capitol only to be told, “Hey, watch out for the esteemed gentleman from _________ (insert YOUR state here), he’s a little handsy.

Handsy?’

He’s a PREDATOR; why isn’t someone in the sieve we call Washington leaking that?

Also, any representative who approves of this is guilty by association and is complicit in the behavior.

Clean house!  And Senate too!

There is an UP side however.  Folks (with the exception of Paul Begala on CNN) are finally coming to realize that they can no longer be refusional when it comes to the past behavior of President Bill Clinton.

Consensual?

Maybe; but could it really have been?  She worked for him.  He was a man in power, er, the most powerful man in the world.  AND HE DID IT AT WORK!

If he’d taken all that UP to the family residence like JFK did, it would have been another matter.  Still wrong, still skanky, and still cheaty, but a private matter.

BUT HE DID IT AT WORK.

Try that stuff at Wal-Mart, CNN, or ___________ (insert your place of employment here) and see what happens.

Suddenly, she’s rich, the company has major clean UP to do, and your Christmas card list just got a little shorter!

Oh, “How’s coming to grips with Bill’s sins the UP side,” You ask.  I think we may actually be done with the Clintons. ‘Bout time, huh?

Have a great Monday…I am!

Here’s a little music to start your day!

Beso de Muerte

Linda Christian was an actress of Dutch descent born in Tampico Mexico the daughter of an engineer and his Mexican born wife.  She was born in 1923 and would be 94 if she were alive today.  She died in 2011.

Christian, an actress, was probably most famous as the wife of Tyrone Power and the mother of his children.

She also played Jane in a Tarzan film or two.

Her career was, meh, so so.

Christian married Tyrone Power in Rome at Santa Francesca Romana Church.  Her wedding dress was a form fitting gold damask gown and there were 2,000 Esther carnations decorating the church.

A month after her seven year marriage to Power ended, she took UP with Spanish race car driver Alfonso de Portago.  Never mind that he was married to American Carroll Petrie who had just given birth to Alfonso’s second child and that Alfonso was already dating model Dorian Leigh, who had recently born him an illegitimate son!

At the 1957 Mille Miglia race, Linda was photographed leaning into his car to kiss him before he started the race.

De Portago, 28, took off and promptly crashed killing himself, his navigator Ed Nelson and ten racing fans.

The press labeled the picture “beso de muerte” the Kiss of Death.

Aptly so!

Hope your Monday is a good one!

Tomorrow is Halloween and the PC police are out in force.

I say…

…them.  The PC Police that is!

I’ve gone as a white rapper, Larry the Cable Guy’s dad, a Goth Kid, and once in the 80s as the Blue Nun, complete with wine bottle and roller skates…and that was to a Sunday School class party at the Baptist Church!

Get over it people.

Tonto – go ahead,

Pocahontas, have at it.

Moana, knock yourself out.

It’s Halloween, have fun, watch for cars, have mom and dad check your candy, and be safe.

Oh and while we’re at it.

Buy full sized candy bars!!!

Fun size my Aunt Fanny!

Like I said, go where ya wanna go, be what ya wanna be.

 

Whip It!

While re-reading some older posts recently in my constant search for inspiration, I came across a post on the Butter v. Margarine debate.  I talked about the chemical make UP of margarine and how it’s just nastie.

Actually, what sparked it was a Facebook post from an old friend, Jody, down in Florida.

Back in the day, Jody and I had some great times working together, selling network, and setting off alarms.

But I digress.

In one of the comments, someone asked about Cool Whip and what it contained.

Frankly, I missed the query or forgot about it, but as it sparked my interest, I thought, “Why not?”

OK, so it’s been a long time coming.

So here goes.

Clinically, Cool Whip is a brand of imitation whipped cream, referred to as whipped topping by its manufacturer, Kraft-Heinz.

It is used in North America as a dessert topping and in some no-bake pie recipes. It was originally described as “non-dairy” as it contained neither cream nor milk and no lactose; however, it did contain the milk derivative caseinate.

It was 1966 when General Foods’ Birds Eye division introduced Cool Whip.  England had won the FIFA World Cup in Soccer, Brigette Bardot was the reigning sex-symbol, Patty Duke and Barbara Eden were TV stars, and Twiggy was on the cover of every fashion rag out there.

The Mamas and the Papas bemoaned Monday, the Beatles assured us we could work it out, and Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel provided the sound of silence.

Captain Kirk told Scotty to beam him UP for the first time, Burger King was letting you have it your way, and United Airlines was encouraging you to fly the friendly skies.

OK, so things have changed!

By 1968, Cool Whip had become the largest and most profitable product in the Birds Eye line UP.

George Lorant, a food scientist at General Foods, created the stuff and pimped it to the bosses as a whipped cream-like product that could be sold in a frozen state and kept for a while in the fridge at home.  He claimed each serving had 25 calories.

There were high fives everywhere!

Over time seasonal flavors were added, French vanilla, chocolate, sweet cinnamon, strawberry, peppermint, and even cheesecake.

To date, there is no pumpkin spice.

Can I get a Praise the Lord!

Cool Whip is the most preferred whipped topping brand in the US, and there is a tub of the stuff in just about 45% of American households.

So, what’s in it?

Well, there’s water, hydrogenated vegetable oil, coconut and palm oils, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, skimmed milk, light cream, less than 2% sodium caseinate, natural and artificial flavor, xanthan and guar gums, polysobate 60, sorbitan monostearate, and beta carotene.

Not sure what all that is, but the USDA says we’re fine if we eat it.  And we all know our government wouldn’t do anything to harm us, right?

To get to the chase, it’s not like margarine, and it’s probably OK, but really folks, whipping cream at home ain’t all that hard.

Grab a hand mixer, a chilled bowl, 1 and ¼ cups heavy cream, ½ cup sugar, a drop or two of vanilla, and whip it until till there are stiff peaks, and voila! you’re done.  Put it in a strainer over a bowl, the excess liquid will seep out and it will last longer.

Healthier, home-made, and cooler than Cool Whip!