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DUmmie FUnnies 02-17-13 (Couponing Advice For DUmmies)
DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 17, 2013 | DUmmie alarimer, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix

Posted on 02/17/2013 7:16:40 PM PST by PJ-Comix

As many of you know I have a HUGE passion for couponing. I mean I eat, breath, sleep, and dream coupons. It is constantly on my mind, especially working out new coupon strategy scenarios. Like last Thursday when I figured out how to score FREE Kellogg's breakfast bars which enabled me to also score FREE BO sticks. I won't go into the exact details but the first item did allow me to score the second item FREE. However, on Saturday morning when I attempted to do this same deal again, I found out that the Kellogg's coupons had expired the prior day so after a bit of quick thinking on my part, I substituted FREE Yakisoba noodles for the Kellogg's which allowed me to again score FREE BO sticks.

Okay, I think you get the point. I am a FANATIC on the subject of couponing to the extent that I also have a blog called THE COUPON WHISPERER. So what does this have to do with DUmmies? Simple. I just read a DUmmie THREAD, "How do you trim expenses?" that demonstrates not just an amazing amount of stupidity on how to trim expenses but, apparently, a complete ignorance on the part of the author, DUmmie alarimer, on the entire subject of couponing. So let us now watch the DUmmies wail about expenses in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble correspondent, whose food expenses almost never exceeds about $10 per week due to coupons, is in the [brackets]:

View profile How do you trim expenses?

[Pay close attention, DUmmie alarimer, because your humble correspondent will be showing you how to trim a MINIMUM of $300 per month of expenses from your miserable life.]

I am in trouble financially. My paycheck went down by $60 because of the rise in the payroll tax. I am, to put it mildly, screwed. Thankfully, my rent, though higher than I would like, did not go up. But I cannot keep my head above water. I do pay myself every month,, saving $100 that I put in an investment account, which so far is doing better than any savings account would.

[Be in for a HUGE shock when your paycheck goes down MUCH MORE than just $60 when the ObamaCare taxes kick in.]

Still, I find myself spending more than I make. I did realize I spend way too much on dining out. $70 last month. So that has to go. I decided I will make the drive to Virginia Beach so I can shop at Trader Joe's instead of the more expensive grocery stores in town here. What else can I do? I could give up my gym membership, which is $60 a month, but it's the only decent gym in town. I tried the other one for a while and it just scared me. But maybe I will have to go back. It's around $35 a month. I don't like to exercise outside. There are no sidewalks for one thing and my apartment complex does not have a fitness center.

[$70 a month on dining which could easily be cut in HALF by using GroupOn since their dining deals are typically cut by at least half from normal price. Of course, if you know how to score FREE GroupOn gift cards via coupons, then your total dineout expense would be cut to ZERO. Hee! Hee! Oh, and you can't do jumping jacks and pushups at home? That there saves you another $60 per month on gym costs.]

I've said before that this town sucks in so many ways and I'm sorry I ever moved here. I took a pay cut to do so. I am clearly an idiot. But having said that, I have to deal with reality and make the best of it until I can get the hell out.

[Yup! You are clearly an idiot, DUmmie alarimer. And your idiocy will follow you wherever you go.]

So the areas that I have identified as possible savings are in the grocery area. I spend over $300 a month (and get basically nothing for it). I end up going every other day or so because I don't really plan meals. I can't cook really. So I buy stuff like prepackaged pasta, which lasts me for two days, but still is pricier than the boxed pasta.

[Oh yeah. Cooking is such a highly technical skill that it is almost impossible to learn. Let's see. To make breakfast you slap a few slices of bacon on a pan and turn up the heat. Turn a few times and when done, crack a few eggs into the pan. Wait a couple of minutes, turn over, and then flip them on a plate next to the bacon. Yeah, it would take years of specialized training to learn those complex skills.]

Cooking for one sucks. All the more reason to be pissed at my ex-boyfriend.

[Your ex-boyfriend split because he realized you were such a lazy idiot that you couldn't be bothered to learn even basic cooking. And now on to the other DUmmies]

Well my first bit of advice is usually to tell folks to learn to cook, its MUCH cheaper than dining out or buying pre-packaged food. And healthier.

[But, but, learning to cook ranks right up there with nuclear physics.]

But if you don't want to do that, I think cutting back on eating out is a good idea. Also if you can get disciplined and actually plan meals ahead, you will cut some costs - even if you ONLY plan breakfast and lunch. You can then stock up on bulk yogurts, lunchmeat, cheese, bread etc and save $$ there. Think about the savings you can implement with the food itself. Do you always eat a bagel or english muffin for breakfast? Two pieces of toast have the same carbs but are much cheaper.

[Yeah, but learning how to put the bread slices into a toaster to make toast are way beyond DUmmie alarimer's learning skills.]

People report really great prices on canned goods and other pre-packaged foods at dollar stores (I've never been). Maybe explore those?

[After coupons, canned goods are much cheaper (or FREE) in supermarkets.]

I shop at thrift stores exclusively for clothing. Same with household goods like coffee cups, tea kettles etc. I pretty much only buy underwear and socks new.

[Why not buy lice-ridden underwear to match your other thrift store clothes?]

I don't buy clothes much at all.

[Another reason why you won't be getting a new boyfriend anytime soon, DUmmie alarimer.]

crock pot. Your food bill will drop quickly.

[Crock pot advice for a crackpot.]

I don't know how to use one. I have one that my sister gave me, but I have no idea what to do with it.

[You sit atop the crock pot until an egg is laid, DUmmie alarimer.]

I'm a much less picky eater than I used to be. I've just fallen into the habit of buying prepared meals. Like the ones in the frozen section, PF Changs. I get two days out of those meals. It didn't really seem that expensive, but it comes down to $4 a serving or something like that.

[And it never occurred to you to use PF Changs coupons, DUmmie alarimer? I see a lot of those coupons.]

Entertainment wise, I really don't go anywhere or do anything. No movies, or concerts. Maybe a couple of beers at a bar once a month or so. Bowling occasionally.

[Why, you're a regular social butterfly, DUmmie alarimer.]

Before I moved here, I was doing all right, but I took a substantial pay cut to take this job (in taxes mostly- Texas has no income tax while NC does) and everything seems to be more expensive. I pay property tax on my car, which I'd never heard of before, for instance.

[But...but according to DUmmie dogma taxes are GOOD, DUmmie alarimer, and here you are complaining about taxes.]

The other option is buying a machine of some sort, which would be cheaper than annual gym membership.

[And we all know that it is impossible to exercise without a machine, DUmmie alarimer.]

Do you have an Aldi's near by? I save about 50% over my old grocery bills.

[Actually I do have an Aldi's about a mile away. Sometimes I go there but I actually save more by going to Publix where my food bill is either FREE or close to it. Once cashier claims that I never spend more than $3 no matter how much stuff I get. My reply is if I spent as much as 3 bucks then I must be doing something wrong.]

Can you eat the same thing several times a week?

[Regurgitation. YUmmie!!!]

Can you have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day?

[No. I can't eat that any day. One of my great childhood joys was that my mother prepared GREAT sandwiches for my school lunch box. While a lot of other kids ate peanut butter and jelly, I enjoyed roast beef, lettuce, and tomato with mayo. Oh, and if I wanted I went to a nearby plaza (Puerto Rico) and bought a bacalao frito from a street vendor for a few cents.]

I have a wok & have used that a lot.

[Pretty soon I will be getting a Joyce Chen wok for FREE via coupons.]

Rice cooker!

[Got it. And I also got 3 20 lb bags of Riceland rice for FREE last month via coupons.]

The idea is to never pay full price for items you use frequently. For example if margarine is on sale, plus you have a coupon, buy several because next week it will be full price.

[FINALLY. A DUmmie mentions coupons and also has the sense to advise using the coupons when the item is on sale.]

Coupons can help, but they never saved me much money.

[They won't help those with limited mental ability.]

I don't like TX much, either. But I moved here yrs ago because it does have a good economy.

[Unlike states run by DEMOCRATS like CA or IL.]


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Now to convert all those BO sticks into bottles of Grey Goose.
1 posted on 02/17/2013 7:16:46 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: Xenalyte; RMDupree; AlexW; CzarNicky; Mike Fieschko; motzman; codercpc; thingumbob; tje; ml1954; ...

PING!


2 posted on 02/17/2013 7:19:20 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: PJ-Comix

You are helping the DUmmies boost Mexican Drug Cartel incomes.

lol


3 posted on 02/17/2013 7:20:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: PJ-Comix

Doubt im first, but....WOOT!


4 posted on 02/17/2013 7:20:57 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: PJ-Comix
Well my first bit of advice is usually to tell folks to learn to cook, its MUCH cheaper than dining out or buying pre-packaged food. And healthier.

And play the role of oppressed she slave? I think not!
5 posted on 02/17/2013 7:21:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PJ-Comix

TOP TEN


6 posted on 02/17/2013 7:23:06 PM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: PJ-Comix
I don't like TX much, either. But I moved here yrs ago because it does have a good economy.

Michigan thanks you. Its given the GOP control of the state and we have started the climb out. Don't tell the union members though, they're lookin for revenge.
7 posted on 02/17/2013 7:27:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PJ-Comix

One way we used to save SCADS of money in Japan is to cook 5-6 cups of rice in the cooker and just go from fried rice, to rice balls, to chicken/egg bowl, etc. until the week is over. It saved us $100 equivalent a week.

Used to make gallons of plum wine myself too, and DIDN’T THAT WORK?!


8 posted on 02/17/2013 7:28:03 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: PJ-Comix

Per your advice, I have not bought shaving cream, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash or shampoo in over a year.

My wife bought with coupons more than a years supply of each for less than $15.00 total.

I wish we had a CVS, Walgreens, and Publix in Alaska. But, we are learning the ways of Fred Meyer and Safeway.


9 posted on 02/17/2013 7:44:08 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: PJ-Comix
FREE BO sticks


10 posted on 02/17/2013 7:44:24 PM PST by mikrofon (Save your coupons ;)
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To: PJ-Comix

Doesn’t know how to use a crock pot???? LOL....That pretty well sums up the mental capacity at du du ville.


11 posted on 02/17/2013 7:50:47 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: PJ-Comix

“Rice cooker! “
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Here in the Philippines, a rice cooker is as standard as a kitchen knife.
Rice is bought in bulk at about $1 per kilo.

I am surprised that a Dummie would even know about one.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 7:52:20 PM PST by AlexW
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To: struggle
Got any good recipes? Just learned a few months ago how to make a dynamite shrimp fried rice (Chinese -different country, I know, don't flame please) and had to stop as I could not get enough of it. Just started on some slow-cooked beans crockpotting with pork addings for flavour, but really miss all the tempura chicken and yakisoba I used to love when I was in-country. Not to mention all the little ramen houses I used to frequent -great stuff!

I wonder if My favourite place is still there, just outside the train station in Aki-Habura. 50 Yen for a huge bowl of ramen soup -delicious and you were lucky if you could finish the entire bowl.

Of course, this was back when the exchange rate was 220 Yen to a Dollar. It used to be 110 Yen when I first arrived!

13 posted on 02/17/2013 7:56:16 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: AlexW

>>Rice is bought in bulk at about $1 per kilo.

DAMN, that’s cheap!


14 posted on 02/17/2013 7:56:35 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: PJ-Comix

Never see coupons here, but the cost of living is so cheap, they are not needed.
$1000 per month for EVERYTHING, including rent, is more then enough for the three of us.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 7:58:36 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Utilizer
Ooops! Transposed a bit there. I meant STARTED at 220, and was 110 when I left.

Been a few years, give us a break. You know they say the memory is the second thing to go...

16 posted on 02/17/2013 8:00:03 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: PJ-Comix

WTH is he/she talking about? Property taxes on cars? What?


17 posted on 02/17/2013 8:04:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: struggle

I have my vendor give me half white and half red, mixed together.
Like most Philippine gals, my wife prefers white, but I insist on mixing in the red.
Every vendor has at least four varieties of rice, all sold in bulk, by the kilo.
They eat rice as Americans eat bread. There is never a meal without rice, even at a McDonald’s.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 8:04:48 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Utilizer

Well, the first thing you need is a good 80-$120 zojirushi or other Japanese rice cooker. Second, you need to know how to wash rice.

http://kakkoiiblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/chahan-fried-rice.html

Fried rice is described there and is very easy.

Rice balls (onigiri or musubi) only need:
1. Saran wrap
2. Tuna
3. Seaweed (nori)
Take the tuna and put it inside a fist sized amount of rice that you are holding with saran wrap. Ball it up so the tuna is inside (like a ball or a triangle like most Japanese do), then wrap it with seaweed.

I used to go hiking for days in the back mountains of Kyoto and make 10-20 of these for carbs and protein.

If you want anything else, look up Oyakodon (chicken/egg rice bowl) Tannin don (Ground beef/egg bowl) Unaju (eel rice bowl), etc. Katsodon (Pork cutlet bowl) is my favorite.

There is also “chazuke” (rice soup), niku jagga (beef stew), and a whole slew of others.

All you need to cook Japanese is sa,shi,su,se,so.
sugar, salt, vinegar, soy sauce, and miso. And maybe some Japanese sake.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 8:10:26 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: AlexW

Well, for prepping I found $13 / 20 lbs. at Publix, and that’s the best deal for white rice I’ve found at any store (probably because of the high amounts of Haitian and Jamaican customers at their Florida stores that demand it). But $1 / kilo, that’s like $8 for 20 lbs!


20 posted on 02/17/2013 8:13:19 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: PJ-Comix
Cooking for one sucks. All the more reason to be pissed at my ex-boyfriend.

Poor homosexuals. I thought they were heavily into gourmet cooking, or was it just pouring sauces over each other........

21 posted on 02/17/2013 8:16:02 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: struggle

Thanks for the timely advice. I remember now as well how used to it I became of sushi. Missed it so much that I let a friend talk Me into buying some at a local restaurant. What a joke. Then the local Safeway began offering some prepackaged stuff at their deli section. I know, I know. Spat it out (discreetly) in disgust. And don’t even get Me started on the Nissan cup-o-noodles and other stuff they sell. Apologies in advance to any company employees reading this.


22 posted on 02/17/2013 8:22:39 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Utilizer

Well, for sushi all you need is vinegar/sushi vinegar, some nori, and some stuff to put in it (avacado, shrimp, crab sticks, etc.) and a bamboo roller.

It’s very easy to make.

If you’re lazy, make chirashi-zushi instead and vinegar the sushi and just plop everything on top.


23 posted on 02/17/2013 8:26:44 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WTH is he/she talking about? Property taxes on cars? What?

Yup. My family is from NC (arrived in 1774). My Gramps left there in 1930 to make his way in the world. Great timing, Gramps! I looked into returning there (we have a family cemetery and a historic site) and read up on the state. Property taxes on your car!! What a hoot!

24 posted on 02/17/2013 8:34:48 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: AlexW

Tell your wife I truly envy you. Pansit, Lumpya, and Halo-halo -those were the days!


25 posted on 02/17/2013 8:35:14 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Utilizer

“Tell your wife I truly envy you. Pansit, Lumpya, and Halo-halo -those were the days!”
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Yes, lummpia is my favorite snack, and my landlady use to make halo-halo to sell at the park, but she had a horribly
antiquated contraption for grinding ice.
Our big annual fesival, The Utanon (vegetable) fiesta just ended.
I do not live in Cebu. I live ON Cebu, listed by Travel and Leisure Magazine, as the third best island in Asia.
I am on a beach in Dalaguete, about three hours south of Cebu city.
This is the vegetable capital of Cebu.


26 posted on 02/17/2013 8:53:45 PM PST by AlexW
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To: struggle

” But $1 / kilo, that’s like $8 for 20 lbs!”
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Keep in mind, I pass rice fields as I travel up to Cebu city.
Rice is the number one staple of the Philippine diet.
It comes to the market shops in 100 lb sacks via large flat bed trucks with hundreds of sacks.
Rice is standard for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It is sad that it does not have more nutritional value.


27 posted on 02/17/2013 9:03:30 PM PST by AlexW
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To: PJ-Comix

Phooey! Texas doesn’t need DUmmies! We DO have a good economy and want to keep it. They wouldn’t know what to do with one!

You are a coupon genius! :)


28 posted on 02/17/2013 9:06:05 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: PJ-Comix
. I can't cook really. So I buy stuff like prepackaged pasta, which lasts me for two days, but still is pricier than the boxed pasta.

Can't cook boxed pasta? Boil water, put pasta in boiling water for number of minutes stated on the box (do not boil the box too), drain water, and some sauce, butter, oil or something and then eat. What could be easier?

How can a DUmmy not be able to cook pasta still think that she can run my life and healthcare?

29 posted on 02/17/2013 9:34:13 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I get the idea that she really deep-down thinks all that domestic stuff is beneath her, even though she’s practically starving to hear her talk! Geez!


30 posted on 02/17/2013 9:36:52 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My thoughts exactly. Somebody maybe scamming her or she isn’t in Texas.

“Hello Ms/Mr Whoever. I see you haven’t paid the tax due on your 2001 Chevy Cavalier in two years. Please remit $22,500 to the below address.” Somewhere in Nigeria.


31 posted on 02/17/2013 10:31:01 PM PST by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NC sends you a bill for your car much like the west.


32 posted on 02/17/2013 10:44:38 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: PJ-Comix

This thread is disturbing. Liberals should just be committed to institutional housing and given milk and oreos for the rest of their life. Everything else is off limits in their world.

Do not dare tell them were the sheets and blankets come from.


33 posted on 02/17/2013 10:52:57 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: PJ-Comix

If the idjit would learn to cook she’d be halfway there. Everybody should know a little about following a recipe. And for crying out loud, if $$ is that tight, plan your darned meals every week! It isn’t rocket science. I’ll bet she doesn’t budget, either. No wonder the BF took a powder.

Couponing is a lot tougher than that. Not everybody finds it as easy as you do.


34 posted on 02/18/2013 4:36:13 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: PJ-Comix
I am in trouble financially. My paycheck went down by $60 because of the rise in the payroll tax. I am, to put it mildly, screwed. Thankfully, my rent, though higher than I would like, did not go up. But I cannot keep my head above water. I do pay myself every month,, saving $100 that I put in an investment account, which so far is doing better than any savings account would.

Sucker. You wanted 0 bummer and get what you deserve, but also inflicted damage on teh entire country.

I don't like TX much, either. But I moved here yrs ago because it does have a good economy.

I have a suggestion, move your lazy @$$ out of Texas.

35 posted on 02/18/2013 4:48:04 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: catfish1957
Doesn’t know how to use a crock pot???? LOL....That pretty well sums up the mental capacity at du du ville.

I had the same thoughts. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to use a crock pot. It's so easy, a cave man could do it.

36 posted on 02/18/2013 5:03:04 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Arrowhead1952
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to use a crock pot. It's so easy, a cave man could do it.

Just made a huge batch of vegetable soup yesterday.

37 posted on 02/18/2013 6:18:02 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Let it burn, let it burn, let it burn)
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To: NeoCaveman

LOL. Just noticed your screen name!!


38 posted on 02/18/2013 6:25:08 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

These dummie funnies are very enlightening. I’m going to have to remember to read them every time.


39 posted on 02/18/2013 6:42:28 AM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Arrowhead1952
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to use a crock pot

I'm not much of a cook, but even I can make something in a crock pot that tastes OK. It's even easier than grilling, and that's saying something.

We're all assuming that these DUmmies are telling the truth in their articles. While finding a Dim who's too stupid to figure out a crock pot isn't a stretch in my mind, assuming that they're speaking the truth is also a stretch. :-)

40 posted on 02/18/2013 7:57:27 AM PST by wbill
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To: PJ-Comix
Sometimes I go there but I actually save more by going to Publix where my food bill is either FREE or close to it. Once cashier claims that I never spend more than $3 no matter how much stuff I get. My reply is if I spent as much as 3 bucks then I must be doing something wrong.

Wish we had one in Northern Virginia. I visited a Publix while working on a project in Augusta, GA. Great store!

41 posted on 02/18/2013 8:13:16 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: PJ-Comix
I don't like TX much, either. But I moved here yrs ago because it does have a good economy.

Locust alert! Locust alert! Texas warning!

42 posted on 02/18/2013 8:17:28 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: KarlInOhio
How can a DUmmy not be able to cook pasta still think that she can run my life and healthcare?

Psychological phenomenon known as compartmentalization. Inside the dummy brain is one compartment labeled "me" and another one labeled "you" (the totally generic "you" - think ants in an ant farm). The two compartments never cross.

So whatever failures or weaknesses occur in the "me" compartment have no relevancy in the "you" compartment. Ergo, they have no compunction whatsoever in making rules for the "you".

43 posted on 02/18/2013 8:27:21 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: PJ-Comix
DUmmy alarimer sez: I've been buying those sandwich flats, but I realize now at 6-8 for 3.99, it's cheaper to buy bread. I only bought them to save calories, because I'm also trying to lose weight.

OK, I think I see the problem. Our DUmmy in DIstress is an expert on consuming meals, not preparing them.

44 posted on 02/18/2013 10:36:28 AM PST by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: PJ-Comix
I decided I will make the drive to Virginia Beach so I can shop at Trader Joe's instead of the more expensive grocery stores in town here

Psst... you could go to Save-A-Lot or Aldi to really save money...or even Wal-Mart..

I am clearly an idiot.

I agree with a DU member...

So the areas that I have identified as possible savings are in the grocery area. I spend over $300 a month (and get basically nothing for it). I end up going every other day or so because I don't really plan meals. I can't cook really. So I buy stuff like prepackaged pasta, which lasts me for two days, but still is pricier than the boxed pasta.

[Oh yeah. Cooking is such a highly technical skill that it is almost impossible to learn. Let's see. To make breakfast you slap a few slices of bacon on a pan and turn up the heat. Turn a few times and when done, crack a few eggs into the pan. Wait a couple of minutes, turn over, and then flip them on a plate next to the bacon. Yeah, it would take years of specialized training to learn those complex skills.]

Emeril LaGasse said "Cooking isn't rocket science" and I agree... my kids knows how to cook..

By the way for breakfast you can have cereal with milk and Orange juice...

Cooking for one sucks. All the more reason to be pissed at my ex-boyfriend.

Why are you pissed off at your ex b/f?

[Your ex-boyfriend split because he realized you were such a lazy idiot that you couldn't be bothered to learn even basic cooking. And now on to the other DUmmies]

LOL...My 7 y/o knows how to cook...

Well my first bit of advice is usually to tell folks to learn to cook, its MUCH cheaper than dining out or buying pre-packaged food. And healthier.

[But, but, learning to cook ranks right up there with nuclear physics.]

Or Rocket Science...

But if you don't want to do that, I think cutting back on eating out is a good idea. Also if you can get disciplined and actually plan meals ahead, you will cut some costs - even if you ONLY plan breakfast and lunch. You can then stock up on bulk yogurts, lunchmeat, cheese, bread etc and save $$ there. Think about the savings you can implement with the food itself. Do you always eat a bagel or english muffin for breakfast? Two pieces of toast have the same carbs but are much cheaper.

[Yeah, but learning how to put the bread slices into a toaster to make toast are way beyond DUmmie alarimer's learning skills.]

She or HE (DU alarimer) might not have a toaster, so he might boycott the evil WAL-MART... then where would he go???

People report really great prices on canned goods and other pre-packaged foods at dollar stores (I've never been). Maybe explore those?

[After coupons, canned goods are much cheaper (or FREE) in supermarkets.]

Or DUmmies, if you want to...go loot after hours for free food (and toasters, microwave ovens, coffee pots, Nu-Wave oven...) LOL

I don't buy clothes much at all.

Your mom never taught you to wash clothes?? Or are you a nudist??

crock pot. Your food bill will drop quickly.

[Crock pot advice for a crackpot.] LOL that's funny!!

I don't know how to use one. I have one that my sister gave me, but I have no idea what to do with it.

you go to the Library and take out a book of Crock Pot recipes... or you can go to a Book Store and buy it

[You sit atop the crock pot until an egg is laid, DUmmie alarimer.] LOL FUNNY!!!

Entertainment wise, I really don't go anywhere or do anything. No movies, or concerts. Maybe a couple of beers at a bar once a month or so. Bowling occasionally.

Maybe Obama might invite you to bowl with him...

Do you have an Aldi's near by? I save about 50% over my old grocery bills.

Oh my god... a DUmmies telling someone about Aldi's (which is a sister store of Trader Joe's)

Can you have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day?

or peanut butter and marshmallow or peanut butter and banana or peanut butter and pear...

One of my great childhood joys was that my mother prepared GREAT sandwiches for my school lunch box.

My mom did too...with apples, homemade cakes or cookies...or sometimes I went home to eat... (school was across the street from my house)

I have a wok & have used that a lot.

me too..

The idea is to never pay full price for items you use frequently. For example if margarine is on sale, plus you have a coupon, buy several because next week it will be full price.

[FINALLY. A DUmmie mentions coupons and also has the sense to advise using the coupons when the item is on sale.]

My god... a LIBERAL who uses coupons...

Coupons can help, but they never saved me much money.

[They won't help those with limited mental ability.]

Yes, it will....

I don't like TX much, either. But I moved here yrs ago because it does have a good economy.

[Unlike states run by DEMOCRATS like CA or IL.]

Or MA, NY or CT...

45 posted on 02/22/2013 11:30:19 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: doorgunner69
Poor homosexuals. I thought they were heavily into gourmet cooking, or was it just pouring sauces over each other........

LOL...Funny!!

46 posted on 02/22/2013 11:34:09 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: KarlInOhio
How can a DUmmy not be able to cook pasta still think that she can run my life and healthcare?

She doesn't have time to cook... she needesa to put her nose in places it doesn't belong...like your life and healthcare...

47 posted on 02/22/2013 11:37:13 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Arrowhead1952
I had the same thoughts. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to use a crock pot. It's so easy, a cave man could do it.

I made a pot roast in the crock pot for the family yesterday... our boys are using it for turkey pot pie today... (and it smells delicious)

48 posted on 02/22/2013 11:43:50 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: COBOL2Java
Wish we had one in Northern Virginia. I visited a Publix while working on a project in Augusta, GA. Great store!

Publix is great, but I love The Fresh Market. I don't think Publix is as good as 'Big Y', Highland Park Market or Price Chopper in CT.

49 posted on 02/22/2013 11:47:23 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: PJ-Comix
What do they need food for...Obama is president!
50 posted on 02/22/2013 11:53:11 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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