Daily Archives: November 22, 2018

The Price Of Today’s Dinner

The Price of Thanksgiving Dinner Falls to Lowest Level in a Decade

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. That is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12.

The featured food on most Thanksgiving tables – the turkey – cost slightly less than last year, coming in at $21.71 for a 16-pound bird. That’s roughly $1.36 per pound, down 3 percent from last year. The survey results show that retail turkey prices are the lowest since 2014.

“Thanks to an ample supply, turkey remains affordable for consumers, which helps keep the overall cost of the dinner reasonably priced as well,” Newton said.

The shopping list for Farm Bureau’s informal survey includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk, all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10 with plenty for leftovers.

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Nothing To Offer, Nothing To Gain

I can just imagine all the foreign powers feeling buyers remorse who heaped hundreds of millions on the Clinton money laundering operation as payment in advance for all the deals they’d get after Mme. Pantsuit ascended the throne. Then a funny thing happened on the way to the White House.

Clinton Foundation Donations Plummet 90% Over Three-Year Period Following Hillary’s Departure From State Department

Grifting isn’t easy when you no longer have any influence and power to peddle.

The Clinton Foundation recently posted its consolidated statement of activities for 2017 and it shows contributions have all but dried up.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has uncovered countless Hillary Clinton emails showing Clinton Foundation pay-to-play while she was the head of the Department of State.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton previously had this to say about Hillary Clinton selling influence and power through her foundation while she was Secretary of State:

“It is shameful that Hillary Clinton attempted to delete or hide classified information and that Obama appointees James Comey and Loretta Lynch refused to prosecute her. It is clear that the Clintons were using the State Department to run an extensive influence peddling scheme.”

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The Only Effective Option

The democrats are going to squeal like hungry pigs … that’s a given. But a president’s foremost obligation is to protect American citizens from harm. Obama never took it seriously. That’s why we’re in the mess we’re in. Illegals helped the democrats steal a lot of elections, which was their intent all along. They care nothing about the criminals and the burden they put on the taxpayer who foots the bill for all the free stuff they come after. After all, most taxpayers don’t vote democrat anyway. You won’t deter these parasites with words. End welfare for illegals and make invading this country a life or death proposition. It’s the only viable option.

CtH: Check out the Cloward-Piven strategy.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-03/cloward-piven-strategy-being-used-destroy-america

White House Expected To Give US Troops Permission To Use Force To Protect Border Patrol

The Trump administration plans to grant U.S. troops on the Mexican border the authority to use force to help protect Border Patrol officers, defense officials said Tuesday, a significant widening of a mission already criticized as politically motivated rather than a national security priority.

President Donald Trump is expected a sign an executive order giving armed troops the authority to intervene if U.S. personnel are endangered by migrants trying to cross the border, the officials said. The order doesn’t rule out use of deadly force.

The order could face legal challenges to determine if it violates a U.S. law that bars active duty military from conducting domestic law enforcement functions. The Posse Comitatus Act, first passed in 1878 and amended several times, is intended to limit the government’s ability to use military personnel within the United States except in natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other national emergencies.

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Leave It To Kimmel

This pile of rancid rat droppings can’t even allow a wonderful holiday like Thanksgiving to pass without taking a cheap shot at the president. Keep in mind he used to have a segment on his show called: “guess what’s in my pants.” So much for decorum.

Jimmy Kimmel Has Fifth Graders Perform ‘The First Trumpsgiving’ Play

Kimmel then welcomed the players onto the stage, allegedly from Mar-a-Lago Country Day School in Palm Beach, Florida. A narrator establishing the setting revealed that the first pilgrims (the Trump family) arrived on a “private yacht” named “The Mayflower.”
Prompting uproarious laughs from the audience, a little boy dressed in a pilgrim’s outfit with a red tie and blonde Trump-wig walked out onto the stage alongside a little girl playing Melania Trump. Immediately, this boy-Trump decided to build a real estate empire.

“We’re gonna put the golf course right here, and the hotel right here,” said the boy-Trump. “It’s going to be yuge!”

Clearly miffed by her husband’s arrogant portent, the girl-Melania simply placated the boy-Trump by uttering a “whatever you say, Donald.”

IT GETS EVEN MORE PATHETIC.

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There Are No Moderate Democrats

The Obamacare debacle proved that. They just have different price tags. I doubt that a single democrat has the least bit concern about the American people or the freedoms we all take for granted. They run for office for much the same reason as many republicans. Money and power. It’s all they care about and it’s all they understand. Marcia Fudge, a black congresswoman threatened to challenge Nazi Pelousy for the Speakership. Democrats know how to get things done: bribery

Marcia Fudge Supports Pelosi for Speaker After Being Promised Chairmanship of Subcommittee on Elections

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio) announced Tuesday she would be supporting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D., Calif.) bid for speaker of the House just hours after Pelosi announced that she was planning to revive the House Administration subcommittee on elections and make Fudge the chair.

Pelosi’s assurance of black women having a seat at the decision-making table comes amid Fudge recently criticizing Pelosi for not being vocal enough about supporting African Americans in Congress. Fudge told the Huffington Post last week that she sees an “undertone of racism” in the Democratic caucus.

“We’re not feeling the love,” she said.

WHO SAID MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU LOVE?

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Speaking Of Gravy:

Congress must not extend the electric car gravy train

Nobody wanted them. We didn’t need them. That’s why Obama & Co. shoved them down our collective throats. All part of his ‘green energy’ hoax. Tesla makes extremely expensive models only the super rich can afford. They get thousands in tax breaks and Tesla founder, Elon Musk, is a billionaire thanks to the mountains of taxpayer funded subsidies that without which his company would fold like a cheap tent.

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The $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit was established in 2008 and phases out once a manufacturer reaches 200,000 fully or plug-in electric vehicles sold in the U.S.
There is always a cost to manipulating a free market. This tax credit, like all subsidies, artificially picks winners and losers.

The data show that three-quarters of the electric vehicle tax credits are claimed by consumers earning more than $100,000 a year. Should wealthy people be given such a tax break?

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The simple truth is that without these generous tax incentives, electric vehicles would not be as competitive. Their resale value is less. Their range is affected by cold temperatures. They cost more money. Eventually, electric vehicles may be cost-competitive with traditional vehicles. But not today or anytime soon.

Propping up a non-competitive part of the automobile industry wastes taxpayer money and distorts the market.

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The Detroit Lions Will Serve Something Disgusting Today

My beloved Chicago Bears will do battle with the Detroit Lions today. The Lions have hosted a game on Thanksgiving day for many, many years. I will be home watching the contest with my stepson and son-in-law.

The home team will be serving their fans a creation obviously made to replace syrup of ipecac to induce vomiting any harmful substance you may have swallowed.

Fans in suites at the Detroit Lions game against the Bears on Thanksgiving will be treated to some abomination of food.

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, they will be serving pizza topped with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy. You can take a look at a photo of this disgusting excuse for Thanksgiving food below.

What insane person came up with this concept? It’s absolutely horrifying on all levels! Thanksgiving isn’t about pizza, and pizza isn’t about being ruined by the holiday season.
I am actually furious right now. At some point, a guy floated this idea and nobody was smart enough to sit him down to tell him to stop being an idiot. That’s how we end up with terrible ideas, such as Thanksgiving pizza.

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Thanksgiving Memories

If you made one of these in school and your mom didn’t proudly display it on the refrigerator, you were cheated out of a wonderful memory.

This is the time of year I miss my grandma most. Our farmhouse was always filled with lots of hungry relatives and cousins for me to spend the day with. Granny would bring two bags of stale bread home the day before and my sister and I would tear it into small pieces in the double roaster every wife had back then. She boiled the neck and the giblets for a whole day to cut up and put in her dressing Thanksgiving morning. Celery, onions, and a secret blend of spices went into the concoction.

Besides mashed potatoes, she made butternut squash the same way. Peeled, cubed,b oiled and mashed with milk, butter, salt and some brown sugar. The star, besides the huge bird, were her pies. Nobody was her equal. Pumpkin, apple, banana cream and mincemeat, which you can’t even find anymore. She was already up and working when we went out to do chores. When we came in, the smells permeating the house were akin to ambrosia.

One of the rites of passage was when you graduated from the children’s table to the big table. When granny decided dinner was over there was no argument. She’d get up and start snatching up plates to wash whether you were finished or not. Time for coffee and pie. We’d have more than 30 people gathered there and nobody went home hungry. Heck, the uncles always took some of her to-die-for fruit salad home for their lunch the next day.

Granny wasn’t a chef. She didn’t make any fancy sauces or use exotic techniques when she cooked. She had a stove and a Sunbeam Mixmaster to make all her baked goods and whip the meringue that topped all her cream pies. Cast iron skillets and pans that showed years of use were the tools of her trade. She just made simple, tasty food and lots of it. Why is it nobody could cook like your grandmother could? Simple. They used an ingredient you couldn’t find in any grocery store. That ingredient was love.

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