2021 December

Friday, December 10, 2021

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[Warming up to 45°] I’m back up north in Niagara Falls, NY for a Thanksgiving visit. It’s amazing the television weather reports “Warming up this week with a high of 45°.  45!? The other thing is the television weather reports every hour or so. Must be the only thing that’s going on. I’m so glad I’m getting out of here. Get me out of here!
John Beck of Big Torch Key died alone and was eaten by critters. He was found in October lying on the ground at the back of his truck from natural causes. I tried to find his next of kin to offer condolences from his few friends. I phoned the Sheriff and was transferred to two others and finally I realized they were starting to investigate me, just for asking –so I hung up. Never did find out anything. I felt creepy after talking to them. I felt like I was scratching a hornet’s nest.
[Computer Talk] I would like Microsoft Word to have Sheets like Microsoft Excel has. I could then have a whole file on one document
[Sanctions] If Russia invades Ukraine, the worst we can do is impose sanctions. So what? Putin and all the leaders are rich as can be. We need to start to look at things differently. We should disrupt their internet. Electronic warfare is the answer. That will win the battle without shedding a drop of blood. And it only takes a few days not years (look at Iran, 20 years-no changes). Taxing their oil and rice isn’t going to work. Electro-magnetic devices will!
[True Story] The smartest guy I ever knew was an old neighborhood buddy in Philly. The day he was getting married he stood proudly at the alter with his soon to be new wife. The priest said the mumbo jumbo and got down to the last lines.
“Do you, John, take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife?
“YES!” was the proud answer. Then the priest turned to the woman and asked, “Jane, do you take John for your lawfully wedded husband?”
“Well, sort of, I guess so, maybe, yeah sure, why not?” she mumbled.
John then turned around and marched straight out of the church with every guy in attendance cheering and applauding. Now, this is a true story that should happen a lot more than it does. Amen.

[Breathtaking Rescue] Screw all these high priced, useless pro football, baseball, basketball players. Want to see a true heroic video? Type in “Niagara Falls NY Coast Guard rescue”. Grew up in Niagara Falls, learned to scuba in these same waters, but not near the falls. Video
[Friday Joke] A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off, he asked what she’d like as a gift.  She replied, ” I think I want a divorce.”
Stunned, he said, “I wasn’t planning on spending that much.
[Developers] Whether you are a supporter the proposed ban of locals living on their boats in KW or not, the real reason is because rich hotel owners, mainly Spottswoods, don’t want them setting in “their waters” within sight of their hotels. He has already fenced off a section of public beach. Link
[Why people can’t change their minds] People seldom see outside their own “box”. Recently I saw a post that said something like: A black having a wedding at a Southern plantation is like a Jew getting married at Auschwitz.”  A poster’s reply to that post was one of amazement because “plantations are so beautiful and a great place for a wedding”, or something like that. They completely missed the point based on slavery.
What kind of water are they giving us in the Keys? My solid brass and cast aluminum fixtures rot out in less than five years with thick coatings of white goop. And we drink this stuff too!

Saturday, the 11th, is a Special BP Flea Market Day!  Come listen to the Keys Chamber Orchestra performing holiday music from 11-1.  Time for a little holiday spirit.  ~Marianne
[Honesty] Regarding all these trials: It’s all he-said-she-said. I think the answer is don’t lie when speaking to friends, family, anyone. Not to say I’m holier than thou, but if you try and follow that motto, you are honest, and don’t have to make up stuff to answer questions. Is this to much to ask?
Mexican Brown Rice
3 tablespoons neutral vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
1 1/2 green or red bell pepper, diced small
1 1/2 cups long-grain brown rice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
2 teaspoons mild chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 1/2 cups no-sodium chicken broth, water, or both
1/4 cup peas (optional)
1. Heat the oil over in a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat.
Add the rice, onion, and bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are slightly tender and the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the garlic, drained diced tomatoes, salt, chili powder, and liquid. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook, covered, until fluffv, about 45 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Taste for seasoning and serve hot. Full Menu > Recipes > Side Dishes

These darn gas prices. One day their up like crazy, next day the news reports they’ve dropped. Apparently the petro stations in the Keys play by their own rules, because they’re either up like crazy, or stay the same inflated prices.
[Bums] Is anyone aware of a city, town, or village of southern Florida that has the lowest rate of crime, drug heads, arrests, etc? I’ve just about had it with bums here in the Keys

[Shipping Snafu] Is your Christmas present still sitting on a container ship? Don’t worry they opened a self-checkout line

[Captain Doom and Gloom’s Predictions] It’s the year 2028 and woman run the world’s governments.
The third world war was held in Macy’s with no side winning.
Voting has been deleted in favor of Friday night gossip meetings at the local fashion bar.
Abortion is now legal for unwed mothers under the age of puberty.
Castration replaces jail terms for sex underachievers and religious members of Congress.
Cooking, cleanings and home maintenance are the only classes in schools now.
All males now have anal implant location finders.
It is totally illegal for males to reply to their owners in derogatory or disrespectful language punishable by jail time with tv’s set to Bette Midler videos.
Updates to the N.W.O. constitution are expected in 2029.

[Four Stages of a Man’s Life]
You believe in Santa.
You don’t believe in Santa.
You are Santa.
You look like Santa

“NYC Con[?]” Too bad not enough people smelled the NYC Con in 2016

[He-She Bathrooms in Chicago Public Schools”] That has to be the dumbest thing since co-ed gym showers. Why not just have totally nude schools with free interracial war games and sex parties? This country is not going to make it much longer at this rate
[Faith] Living in a cloud of dreams and make-believe for people who cannot see reality or have the intellect to understand the truth.


US Coast Guard pull body from a car near brink of Niagara Falls. Video

[Covid Mask] I’m up northern visiting family and friends. I found a good use for wearing anti-Covid mask. It’s so darn cold here, 28 degrees, wearing a mask provides toasty face covering.

Yard Sale
on Saturday, December 11th. 8:30 – 1:00. 17055 Wahoo Lane, Sugarloaf Shores, mm 17. Books, furniture, housewares, crafting items, etc.. Lots of new and gently used items!

[Filet Mignon of Tube Steak] This is the best hot dog I’ve ever seen! Boy, does that look good. Yummy.

The latest politically correct Netflix original series just killed any respect I had for that company and I will drop my account ASAP! How do you bent bastards like it now, Netfux?