Archive for November, 2013

Oh Yeah, Like It Needed Help

November 30, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

There are few things in life more pleasing to my ear than hearing Mitch McConnell whine.

mitchmcconnellSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) accused the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), the outside group aiming to unseat McConnell and a number of other incumbent Republicans, of giving “conservatism a bad name.”

Now here’s apolitical party anxious to privatize steal Grandma and Grandpa’s Security Security check, take food out of the mouths of hungry children, threaten young men and women with deportation, completely do away with the separation of church and state, arm everybody in America with war weapons, fill private jails with non violent criminals, take away women’s rights, and kick puppies but it’s not a problem for Mitch McConnell until they come after him.

Hell, Mitch, they had to come after you.  You are the last person in American they haven’t come after.  It’s your turn, dude.

Scrooge #1

November 29, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Now that the holiday season is officially underway, let’s see how many Scrooges we can find and what political party they belong to.

First, there’s Looneytarian John Stossel who believes that homeless people have a grand get-rich-quick scam going.

Smug Sumbitch

Smug Sumbitch

Stossel did the kind of heavy duty investigative reporting that would do Walter Cronkite proud.  Or maybe no.  Stossel put on a fake beard and took his cardboard begging sign to the street for one full hour.  A whole damn hour, mind you.  He reports that he could quit his job and get wealthy this way.  If he did as well all day as he did in that hour, he would have pocketed $90.  Tax Free!  Tax free, mind you!

Oh, the horrors.  Stossel did some math and came up with a total of $23,000 a year.  Tax freekin’ free!  Just like the big oil companies.

Then he warned both his Fox News viewers that they are being “enablers” by feeding the homeless.  Which is exactly what Sweet Jesus said.  No, wait.  I might be wrong about that.

My friend Evelyn says that being a Republican is just a political philosophy to justify greed.

Stossel says his research shows that most begged aren’t “real.”

Hasselbeck noted that “scammers” were rife among beggars, implying that panhandling is some get-rich-quick scheme engaged in by hucksters. Stossel agreed, saying that most beggars were not “for real.” Their only evidence for this claim? The fact that Stossel spent an hour undercover as a homeless person and was able to fool people into believing he was needy. An actual study of beggars, on the other hand, found that 82 percent were homeless, two in three were disabled, most earned less than $25 per day, and nearly all used the money for food.

If Stossel want hungry people to die of starvation right under his nose, that’s his problem.  When he gives a political and psychological justification for it, then the American Psychiatric Association needs to get involved.

Scrooge #1 – John Damn Stossel.

Thanks to Carl for the heads up.


Friday Toons

November 29, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized











Religious Prosecution? Maybe He’s On To Something.

November 28, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Well, Ted Cruz sent out his Thanksgiving message.  You might enjoy it.  Click the little one to get the big one.

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Second paragraph.  Yet, somehow it seems so right as a Tea Party goal.

Thanks to Marge for the heads up.

Oh, Yeah, So What Does Your State Do Well?

November 28, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Texas leads the nation in deep frying turkey accidents and we have for seven years.  And tonight’s forecast will be … humm, dark.

We’re Number One!

For the last seven years, Texas has led the country in most grease- and cooking-related insurance claims on Thanksgiving Day, with 38,according to insurance company State Farm. The runner-up is Illinois, with 27 reports.

Not even close, Illinois.

fried_turkeyWhen you fry a turkey, 27 things can happen and 26 of them are bad.  No, wait, all 27 are bad.

Welcome to Juanita’s, where we fry turkeys every day but you don’t have to eat it..

Thanks to Wyatt Earl for the heads up.

Yeah, I’m Cooking. Wanna Make Something Of It?

November 27, 2013 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Oh yeah, I am Betty Crocker twice a year nowadays – Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I am making smoked turkey, cranberry relish, string beans with almonds, dressing with celery, green onions, mushrooms and pecans, mac and cheese (my kids’ favorite), yams, beefsteak tomatoes with mozzarella and fresh mint, and giblet gravy.

I rarely use recipes.  The woman in my family consider that a failing of creativity and courage.  However, this is the best cranberry relish you will ever eat.

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