Posts by texaslil

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  • Pelosi pushes gourmet menu

    01/15/2008 8:32:22 AM PST · 8 of 58
    texaslil to rightwingintelligentsia

    More fiddling while Rome burns!!!

  • Transit Panel Urges Gas Tax Increase

    01/15/2008 7:08:38 AM PST · 13 of 13
    texaslil to webschooner

    They’re not going to stop ‘til they destroy every business out here. What morons!!!

  • Says 'Palestinian right of return' must be discussed

    01/09/2008 1:33:58 PM PST · 20 of 40
    texaslil to Alouette

    Now I know Bush has gone nuts. If the palestinians are allowed to return to Israel, Israel won’t be Israel anymore. There won’t be enough Isralis to make it Israel any longer considering the hordes of Arabs claiming to be “Palistinian.”

    Now I’m wondering just when Bush is going to address the Mexican’s right to return to the US. Oh, wait he’s already decided that.

  • Thrice-convicted Washington rapist is 1st to complete rehab program to be totally free man

    01/09/2008 1:22:54 PM PST · 10 of 37
    texaslil to MovementConservative

    What ever happened to being punished for your crime???

  • Obama is the Most Pro-Abortion Candidate Ever

    01/09/2008 10:26:58 AM PST · 18 of 59
    texaslil to TruthShallSetYouFree

    these people are not only devoid of souls, they’re monsters. Diseased and orgasmic ghouls who think sex is only for recreation, and the miracles in life are someone else’s responsability and therefore a burden.

    God help us if these people ever get in office again.

  • Hillary's Solid State Society

    12/31/2007 10:01:48 AM PST · 11 of 12
    texaslil to stuartcr

    Don’t be so sure. Every town, county, and state is licking chops over all this. Starting tomorrow smoking will be outlawed in Fort Worth, TX., joining a long list of cities to do the same. Don’t plan to spend my money there anymore.

    One can still smoke in strip joints, bingo parlors, etc. Read: a concerted effort to make smokers part and parcel of some percieved sleeze class.

  • Girl, 10, Arrested for Using Knife to Cut Food at School

    12/18/2007 6:04:52 AM PST · 18 of 49
    texaslil to chatham

    “...public schools and the idiots who run them.”

    Precisely!!! I took my children out of public school after I realized just how ignorant the teachers were. What’s lacking in this story is the NAMES of these teachers who fit the discription: IDIOTS.

    In the school my daughters attended, they not only could use eating impliments, but were taught table manners, including how to properly use a KNIFE and fork and the proper way to set a table. Fork on the left of the plate, salad fork to the left of the dinner fork. KNIFE on the right of the plate, BLADE facing the plate, spoon to the right of the KNIFE. The school began this instruction at age FOUR GEESH!!!

  • Credit Card Bills Deliver a Shock

    12/10/2007 1:32:15 PM PST · 87 of 195
    texaslil to Gorzaloon

    “ I am hunting for another card.”

    Try a debit card. It’s amazing how much money one can “make” that way. I then can buy something of equal value and pocket the interest. When I wish to buy something, or need something, I save the money for it. After using the debit card, I figure what the interest would be had I charged it and pay myself payments over the length of time it would cost to pay off the charge. It’s amazing how rich one can become being one’s own banker.

  • Huckabee the candidate to move country forward

    12/09/2007 7:39:15 AM PST · 28 of 34
    texaslil to trisham

    Thanks for the compliment, Trisham. Also Catholic avid gardener, and Fredhead.

  • Credit card debt accelerates (substitute for home refinancing?)

    12/09/2007 7:13:23 AM PST · 13 of 25
    texaslil to DM1

    “ them off every month...”

    I think if you’ll read many of the finacial advisors, you’ll see that even if paying them off every month is admirable, people who use that method spend 15-18 percent more. then there are those who do that only to lose their jobs, or face an unexpected emergency and are tempted to “run them up.”

  • Huckabee the candidate to move country forward

    12/09/2007 6:51:54 AM PST · 22 of 34
    texaslil to dano1

    Let’s see. Huchabee will tax the hell out of us, educate all illegal aliens for free in order to level the playing field, (only Christian thing to do), make us all go on diets to lose weight, force us to be as compassionate as he, and endure a flood of more illegal imagration, Give away the entire store, AND make us all quit smoking!!! About the only thing positive is that he hasn’t proposed dress codes for the entire nation. Guess that’s next.

  • Immigration Issue Reveals Arrogance Of The 'Ruling Class'

    12/06/2007 9:17:14 AM PST · 16 of 26
    texaslil to AuntB

    Thanks for posting AuntB. Have often been puzzled by the arrogance of these elites. Aren’t they fellow Americans? After some thought, it occured to me that their day is so unlike ours they couln’t possibly understand. For fun, I decided to compare my morning with that of Hillery’s.

    MY AM—Lets see. Make coffee, prepare breakfast for hubby. Kiss hubby. Feed cat, let out—notice kitty litter needs replacing. (did I hear Hillery gave Socks away?) Dog out.(Buddy dead? Hit by car?) Mix waffles,(blueberry today? Orange/pecan?) Cook bacon, grate orange peel, chop pecans, fry eggs. Eggs? need to buy since hens are only laying one or two a day. Mix orange juice—remember to buy less next week since OJ has increased 30 percent. Cheaper juice just as good? Dog back in—for chasing the cat. Serve breakfast, Rescue empty bacon package from under dining table-—put back into trash-—scold dog, give him a treat instead. Sort laundry, Mend, start wash. Feed dog, feed and water chickens. Make out bills, figure checkbook, bills, balance checkbook, mail bills. Gather the eggs and try to look like Betty Crocker.

    Hillery’s AM. Order coffee—room service. Get breakfast in local restaurant—stiff watress for tip. Remember to yell at housekeeper about lingering Socks hair on suit. Smack Bill. Arrange possible photo op of flowers being placed on Buddy’s grave or write with ghost writer sacarine account of life with Socks and Buddy. Give clothes to charity—remember to get receipt for Bill’s old ragged underwear for tax purposes. Let Bill out from under table and/or dog house. Put Bill in trash? Make ten thousand calls begging for money to yellow dog Dem. At length, call China instead. Offer treats if necessary. Try to figure out identity of Bill’s latest bimbo. Bill back inside for “chasing.” Throw lamp if scolding doesn’t work. Figure Bill, balance “chickbook,” mail Bill off to UN. Try not to lay an egg, but look “presidental.”

  • My biggest fears may be realized. (Vanity)

    12/06/2007 7:30:43 AM PST · 39 of 115
    texaslil to Pistolshot

    The problem isn’t having a gun to defend ones self. The problem isn’t Paxil, and any of the other antidepressants. They are just symptoms of the real problem-— and that is: PARENTS.

    Iv’e seen many of these ticking itme bombs. Children raised to run wild, raise themselves, never asked to work, be responsible, or recieve punishment for missbehaving. When they finally start causing the parents grief, they are deemed depressed and drugged into submission.

    When I taught???, I only lasted one semester. My hardest job was to merely keep them from rutting in the isles. The next time everyone gets their nose out of joint over a “no hugging rule” think again.

    There are thousands of these children in the public schools. They have no respect for authority, much less respect for themselves, have no reason to learn anything since all is given to them,(hey, Mama gets a check and still gets to sleep ‘til noon), not to mention they display all the behavior of a pack of dogs in heat.

    School administrators do nothing either. Too often the offender is a star on the basketball team. My step sister had her arm broken not long ago when a student threw a chair across the room at her—this by a child in SECOND GRADE. I wonder if anyone has any idea of how much violence is going on in the schools??? Suffice it to say, I’d be willing to bet a teacher knew long ago this young man was a disaster waiting to happen.

  • National Organization for Women doesn't actually care about women

    12/01/2007 7:35:26 AM PST · 32 of 60
    texaslil to connell

    Nothing really new about this. The REAL women of this country have been dealing with these morons for years. They meet in small groups, bad mouth all men, whine about how they are victims. eschew having children unless they can be used as trophys, or have them via turkey baster.

    The real problem with these women is they’re not bright enough to understand that if one disparages men with every breath, one is not likely to ever get laid except by rapists or abusers of women. I think it’s part of the plan to remain victims. Masochists one and all.

  • Biden: Impeachment if Bush bombs Iran

    11/29/2007 6:32:11 PM PST · 28 of 120
    texaslil to HAL9000

    Right on! Get afer it before they get any more dangerous. Might makes right-—we’ll regret we waited so long.

  • A Hoax Turned Fatal Draws Anger but No Charges (Death by the Internet)

    11/29/2007 7:59:09 AM PST · 21 of 56
    texaslil to shrinkermd

    “...but it wasn’t illegal.”

    Nonsense!!! This woman is guilty of child abuse. Her entire plot was to cause pain to a child. I hope her life is ruined like she ruined the lives of this family.

  • Thompson: Reclaim greatness. Lower taxes. Enforce laws.(Fred Thompson)

    11/29/2007 7:54:29 AM PST · 14 of 28
    texaslil to dynachrome

    “These principles made America great...”

    America is still great. Always has been. Unfortunately we just let these crooks get in office and don’t seem to have the resolve to toss them out-—or better, jail them.

    They’ve all been lying for years, stealing from the public, wasting money on nonsense, and/or printing it, jailing the innocent and letting the drug runners run wild, making us endure an invasion of illegals who rob our tresure, destroy our culture, and unleash any number of diseases on the unsuspecting. Now they’re selling big chunks of America to the Arabs, Spaniards, etc.

    What’s wrong with polygraphs and drug tests for anyone who wants public office.? What’s good enough for us ought to be good enough for them.

  • Update: The plants keep sprouting like weeds (CNN debate)

    11/29/2007 7:39:18 AM PST · 10 of 28
    texaslil to chessplayer

    This is precisly why the American voter stays home. These people really think the American people are morons.

    Hasn’t anyone figured out that we’re sick of all the fakery, lying, and sham campaigning by now?

    What about a REAL debate? We’re smart enough to know that will never happen, but I’ve often wondered why the candidates don’t just take a bus and plop down unannounced in any number of towns across America-—decided by sticking a pin in a map. (blindfolded of course) Us rural rubes would be delighted and the questions would really be interesting, not to mention the electorate might just think those in Washingtom really cared about them.

    As a Freeper, I think we ought to make up our own lists of questions. Anyone game?

  • Moslem Group Attacks Michael Savage: The Battle Between Taquiya and Talk Radio

    11/28/2007 5:42:45 PM PST · 3 of 6
    texaslil to Son of Dis

    Iv’e heard that Office Mac and even J.C Penny’s has pulled advertizing from his show. anyone have the list of advertizers who have pulled their advertizing ???

  • 'Marlboro Marine' Struggling to Survive (Update w/pictures)

    11/27/2007 12:22:20 PM PST · 23 of 104
    texaslil to MotleyGirl70

    Hard to believe after all the publicity the media got our of him no one offered him a job and maybe a nice place to live. Or maybe they did.

  • Vanity - Please Help Identify this old object

    11/27/2007 11:41:32 AM PST · 53 of 73
    texaslil to Grit

    A scarf ring/ornament? We used to wear ornaments like that in the fifties. The ornament holds the two ends of the scarf together something like a bolo tie that men used to wear around their necks. The ornaments could be slid up or down depending on where one wanted the ornament to ride.

    Are you sure it’s silver. It should have been almost black unless you polished it.

  • Stocks Sell Off on New Credit Fears

    11/26/2007 3:14:09 PM PST · 36 of 172
    texaslil to BurbankKarl

    Yeah, like having an entire wheelbarrow of them just to buy a loaf of bread.

  • Stocks Sell Off on New Credit Fears

    11/26/2007 3:02:43 PM PST · 33 of 172
    texaslil to NVDave

    “...handwriting on the wall in big orange, day glow letters...”

    If it weren’t so sad, Dave,I’d say that was the funniest line I’ve heard all day...LOL Someone once said if we don’t start laughing about all this, we’ll surely cry.

  • Stocks Sell Off on New Credit Fears

    11/26/2007 2:56:52 PM PST · 32 of 172
    texaslil to durasell

    “Is this the right thread for these maxims?”

    Sounds good to me Dura. I’ve never believed in investing in anything save land. We may have to bury the tax man, though—or maybe even dig him up.

    I’m reminded of a story from Granville Co. NC just before the Revolution. The tax man for Lord Granville was such an overzellous stinker demanding such onnerous tax rates that someone finally had enough of him and offed him. At length, some of the citizenry including some of my ancestors, dug him up just to reassure themselves that he was truly dead. This is a story that should be required reading for all politicians.

  • Stocks Sell Off on New Credit Fears

    11/26/2007 2:42:40 PM PST · 29 of 172
    texaslil to petercooper

    We’re not “excited” Peter. We’re scared poopless and I don’t even own stocks, bonds, or any investments save land. For some of us that are Savers, we’re wondering just how low the dollar will go. How high the inflation will go, and if, again, gold will be confiscated, and all our saving have to be exchanged for something as ridiculous as an Amero.

  • Illegal immigrants not U.S. health care burden: study

    11/26/2007 2:22:00 PM PST · 93 of 155
    texaslil to Sub-Driver

    “...argued that immigrants overuse services...”

    “overuse” my behind. Illegal immigrant aren’t supposed to be using these services AT ALL.

    Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX reported that seventy percent of all babies born there last year were anchor babies and paid for by the taxpayer. I wondered how many that could be. Surely it couldn’t be that many.

    According to Parkland it was 11,000 plus. Further-—twenty-five percent of TX entire state budget goes to pay for Medicaid. Welcome to the third world.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/26/2007 8:12:00 AM PST · 50 of 52
    texaslil to LowCountryJoe

    It may come as a surprise to you that there are thousands upon thousands of farmers and ranchers who have never collected a dime in the form of farm subsidies. We’ve never recieved any kind of payments, nor would we accept one. We sell our beef on the hoof for about fifty-one cents a pound. At one time, only seventeen cents a pound. A fat steer weighs about 9 to 1100 pounds. If there are those that are paying as much as 16.99 a pound for prime beef, they need to start looking to cutting out more of the middle men.

    As far as SS checks go, we both paid into that ponzi scheme for 49 years and are still paying into it. That’s the problem with it. We thought it was being invested, not stolen, but since many retirees of our generation thought we’d have it, we didn’t make many other provisions. Keep in mind, our generation did not have 401Ks, etc. There was no such thing.

    You’d be wrong if you think many retirees don’t feel bad about SS. Like someone said, “It’s too late to do anything about it, but too early to start shooting the ba$tards.” Our only consolation is that we have four working and contributing grown childrem. The amount they pay in SS more than pays for us since it’s pay as you go.

    As far as raising the retirement age, it already been done. Have to wait two extra years if one was born after 1950. Oh, and many of us are still working some, health permitting. We may be collecting, but we’re still paying into SS.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/26/2007 7:44:38 AM PST · 49 of 52
    texaslil to listenhillary

    Sorry to confuse you.... if one is rich, it’s because they have everything on their side of the ledger——the “black” side. In my case, I’m land “poor.” I don’t owe a soul, but unless I sell my land, cattle, gold, etc. I have little to spend on day-to-day “stuff.”

    It was probably the hardest concept I tried to pass on to my children. With a lot of sacrifice, I managed to send my three girls to private parochial school. We commuted 100 miles a day to get them to the city. While there, they noticed their urban counter parts lived with a great deal more affluence than we. They lobbied all the itme for expensive cars, clothes, and other trappings of affluence that their friends had, but we could not afford. It was very hard to convince them they’d someday be well off with the hundreds of acres of pristene ranchland we planned to pass on to them. It was hard to convince them their friends were not really “rich,” just terribly in debt.

    They’re in their thirties now, (and we have one foot in the grave and the other on a bannana peel,) It’s really amazing that unlike many children, they now believe their parents are genuises.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/25/2007 8:14:01 PM PST · 40 of 52
    texaslil to Mase

    See post 38. Farmers and ranchers like us know nothing about some of the items on the CPI. Not in our budgets.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/25/2007 8:06:36 PM PST · 39 of 52
    texaslil to hiredhand

    Hi, Kevin. Been wondering about you. Hope you and yours are doing OK> Watch your mail.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/25/2007 8:04:17 PM PST · 38 of 52
    texaslil to LowCountryJoe

    “Who are you people who only spend your money on food and energy”

    “Save your hyperbole for people a litte more gulible...”

    I’m an elderly retired rancher on SS. Trust me, retirees like me can only afford food and energy. My ranch is paid for, but to keep my AG exemption, I buy about eight tons of hay every two months to feed my cattle. We make nothing when we sell them. Hay last year was 260.00 a ton. (the year before that only 70.00 a ton—hows that for inflation?)Prairie fires burned a lot of the land.

    Diesel 3.35 a gallon for the tractor. If we didn’t raise our own food, we’d be up salt creek, but it takes almost every dime to feed cattle, chickens, buy feed and fertilizer-—then there’s elctricity, fuel to pump water....yada, yada, yada. Sorry to irritate you, but I wonder if you have any idea how many people in fly over country live. Next time you go into a grocery store to buy food you might think of us.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/25/2007 7:37:39 PM PST · 35 of 52
    texaslil to jwh_Denver

    Yeah, I’ts nice to have the last laugh after all the years of ridicule.


    11/25/2007 7:24:44 PM PST · 110 of 429
    texaslil to Paperdoll

    “Boycot China...”

    I’m with you on that, but the problem is: when wages are low, and the third world lives on two-hundred dollars a year, they won’t be buying beautifully made Amish toys for their children like I’m doing this year. Most of the world has to buy cheap. Remember the lines on Black Friday to get the TVs and digital cameras for half, or less? Price is everything, but you are right, they have us by the short hairs.


    11/25/2007 7:08:47 PM PST · 85 of 429
    texaslil to Travis McGee

    thanks for posting this, Travis. I’m afraid some of this is inevitable. Many years ago, at university, we had a lot of seminars on all the “isms”-—communisim, capitilism, etc. the consensus was that Capitalism was possibly as morally bankrupt as communisim. It wasn’t a notion touted by liberals, but Reaganites.

    The moment a corporation can go offshore, it’s competitors have to do likewise, or go under. It’s a race to the bottom as far as wages go. Some thought it not a lot better to starve under Capitolism as under communism.

    I remember about the time of NAFTA, the CEO of Fruit of The Loom had held out going offshore and had one remaining plant in LA. He was very loyal to his employers, but finally had to throw in the towel since no one could buy his unerwear with the wages he paid. I’m not sure we can get the NAFTA genie back in the bottle.

    We may now get products cheaper from China making lower wages go further, but there’s no getting around the fact that many plainly are getting lost in the global shuffle. It seems our only hope is to dust off our collective “Yankee can do,” reform our educational system, then-—compete like Hell.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/25/2007 6:23:28 PM PST · 25 of 52
    texaslil to Mase

    Couldn’t help but notice your graph was not just from Bloombergs, but provided by SOCIAL SECURITY. They’ve been jacking around with the CPI for years. They can’t admit and/or pay more than 2 and a half percent COLA to retirees or they’d be in even worse shape.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/25/2007 6:17:06 PM PST · 24 of 52
    texaslil to Orange1998

    Weatherford National Bank. Weatherford, TX. That’s in north central Texas about 30 miles west of Ft.Worth-Dallas.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/25/2007 6:12:40 PM PST · 22 of 52
    texaslil to Mase

    I stand guilty of being a gold bug. Got rather rich thinking like that. LOL

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/25/2007 5:54:58 PM PST · 17 of 52
    texaslil to Always Right

    “...low inflation rate...”

    Were you aware the touted inflation rate is only the “core” inflaation rate. Food and energy were taken off the table since they were “too volotile?”

    Many of us only spend our money on food and energy. The actual inflation rate is closer to 10-14 percent, or more.

    The dollar has lost a third of it’s value in the last three years. That’s really your true inflation rate.

  • Turning the screw back to 1973 - or perhaps further (1929)

    11/25/2007 5:47:18 PM PST · 15 of 52
    texaslil to Travis McGee

    Glad to see you’re a fan of Mises. I’m afraid his wisdom falls on deaf ears.

    Just in case no one thinks we’re in some trouble, a couple of weeks ago, a dear friend attempted to cash in a CD to buy a motor home. It took two weeks to actually get the cash! another-—recently I withdrew a small amount of money from a passbook savings account and recieved a nasty letter from the bank saying I could only make a with drawal twice in a quarter. Yikes! This was a PASS BOOK Savinigs account I use only for emergencies that only pays .70 percent interest!!!

    Can’t remember the economist, but recently learned the Fed has now skipped printing all the money. Probably the reason the Ded no longer report M3 money supply. they just add the requisit number of zeros to the computers and now only print five percent of the cash they’re stoking the economy with. Anyone know about that???

  • Clinton: Use Fluorescent Bulbs, Wrap Water Heaters in Blankets

    11/19/2007 7:12:51 AM PST · 75 of 134
    texaslil to BobS

    “Did you dump your old washing machine on the side of the road?” No, but I have thought of washing my clothes in the creek. You know, beat them on rocks. LOL

  • Clinton: Use Fluorescent Bulbs, Wrap Water Heaters in Blankets

    11/19/2007 7:09:06 AM PST · 74 of 134
    texaslil to Rb ver. 2.0

    “You carbon spewing malcontent...”

    Oh, I forgot to add, my house is heated with wood, I have a bunch of really “gassy” livestock. And smoke. Sometimes, cigars. I expect to go to jail at any moment.

  • Clinton: Use Fluorescent Bulbs, Wrap Water Heaters in Blankets

    11/19/2007 6:58:00 AM PST · 64 of 134
    texaslil to spectre

    “...creating a whole new set of problems.”

    We have a winner!!! Every time Washington tries to solve a problem, they create ten more.

  • Clinton: Use Fluorescent Bulbs, Wrap Water Heaters in Blankets

    11/19/2007 6:49:51 AM PST · 60 of 134
    texaslil to Diana in Wisconsin

    “...throw an old car battery in the creek.”

    Thanks, Dianna, for the biggest laugh I’ve had all week. You are a hoot. I’ll have to remember that line next time I’m really mad!!!

  • Clinton: Use Fluorescent Bulbs, Wrap Water Heaters in Blankets

    11/19/2007 6:45:35 AM PST · 57 of 134
    texaslil to Blue Highway

    These people amaze me. They really think we’re stupid. What American with any sense hasn’t already done many these things? We don’t have money to burn like Hillery.

    Personally, I put a timer on my hot water heaters. We only have really hot water 2 hours a day. (same as in Italy) Takes some planning, but we cut our electric bill by a third.

    Hang all my clothes on the line unless it’s raining. Save about .75 cents a load.

    cook outside when I can using wood I cut from my own place. Often bake bread in an outdoor oven.

    Make my own clothes—they don’t have to be shipped from China. I spin my own yarn using a spinning wheel for our sweaters, caps and mittens.

    Grow my own veggies, and raise my own meat and eggs. Churn my own butter often. Make my own cheese often. Cook from scratch.

    I, for one think these people are insulting!!! The best part about all of the above is that I stay out of trouble by being so occupied. Think ‘ol Thunder Thighs has any hope of staying out of trouble???

  • Perry plans 200 cameras on Texas-Mexico border

    11/18/2007 6:13:17 PM PST · 15 of 18
    texaslil to SwinneySwitch

    Wow! Two-hundred cameras. Now we can watch while they break the law.

  • Turkey Tips (Official Thanksgiving Turkey Preparation Guide)

    11/18/2007 7:51:58 AM PST · 32 of 129
    texaslil to PJ-Comix

    You can brine the turkey if you like, but I only brine chicken and other small birds. A turkey brined is difficult to deal with unless one has a really big refriderator. Turkeys don’t come brined that I know of.

    Giblet gravy recipe is at bottom of last post.

  • Turkey Tips (Official Thanksgiving Turkey Preparation Guide)

    11/18/2007 7:34:09 AM PST · 26 of 129
    texaslil to PJ-Comix

    Don’t know if this makes me an expert or not, but I’ve been cooking turkey and dressing for 50 years and haven’t killed anyone yet.

    If you live “up North” you may prefer a dressing different than us Southerners, but here goes-—(Southerners use cornbread in their dressing—not as “slimey” as Northern dressing where they use mostly bread crumbs and sometimes oysters and other disgusting things—ugh!)

    The turkey is the easy part. Bake at 350 degrees in open roasting pan—about 20 minutues per pound. (DON’T cover with foil, lid, or use a roasting bag)

    Drop a stick of REAL BUTTER into the pan and use it to baste the turkey every thirty minutes, using a pastry brush. (Forget the olive oil—too anemic) The skin will develope a nice mahagony color as it bakes and the butter will seal in all the juices. Meat thermometer should read 165 degrees when properly done, inserted in the thickest part of the thigh.

    The Dressing————————

    Bake a 10 inch skillet of cornbred—iron skillet preferred, and then:
    Toast an entire large loaf of bread—can use part leftover bisquets, rolls, etc.-—Bread along with cornbread should total about two gallons of rough bread crumbs—torn toast, etc. Use a very large pan or dishpan.

    The cornbread


    1 and 1-2 cups yellow cornmeal
    1 and 1-2 cups all purpose flour
    1 Tablespoon baking powder
    1 forth cup of sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs
    About 1 cup of buttermilk—can use milk.
    Half stick of butter, melted
    Batter should be the consistency of thick cake batter
    —use the other half stick of butter to grease the skillet.

    Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.

    The Broth:

    Boil a FAT hen or fryer— about 2-5 pounds— in two or three quarts of water enough to barely cover, along with salt and pepper to taste as in making chicken broth, for the broth you’ll need to moisten the dressing and make the giblet gravy. Add the drippings from baking the turkey along with the left over melted butter that has mixed with the drippings, Or can use canned broth and even chicken bullion cubes—one teaspoon for each cup of water

    Remove the boiled hem and use for other uses. Take the the chicken broth and use it to cook:

    One large onion chopped
    One entire bunch of celery, chopped
    Boil abut 25 minutes ‘til veggies are clear.

    Pour cooked veggies and broth over bread crumbs.
    Cool before adding: (unless you like scrambled eggs)

    Seven raw eggs
    one-forth cup sugar
    2 teaspoons of salt
    Half teaspoon of pepper
    1-2 Teaspoons of garlic powder
    2 tablespoons of celery seed
    4-6 tablespoons of rubbed sage—can use more or less to taste. Don’t be afraid to taste the raw dressing to get it right. It hasn’t killed me yet-—better to get the dressing just right.

    It’s sometimes difficult to judge the amount of broth you’ll need. May need to make up more broth using chicken bullion cubes, but keep adding broth until the dressing is “mushy” about the consistency of loose mashed potatoes—may need to add even more broth—place in shallow roasting pan or casserole—(You may need two pans—I use 2 of those disposable foil pans they make for lasagne)

    Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes—dressing should be slightly browned on top—still somewhat soft in the middle.

    Never, ever stuff the turkey with the dressing—it won’t cook throughly and you may also find the turkey will still be raw in the middle. People have gotten food poisoning doing this.

    The Giblet Gravy-—here I use a short cut...

    I use Campbell Cream of Chicken soup thined with half and half chicken broth and milk. Use as many cans as needed. Chop cooked giblets ( heart, gizzard, and liver—go lightly on the liver as it’s pretty strong.) into “gravy” and add chopped boiled eggs. (a couple or three eggs will do.)

    The giblet are usually found under the skin at the base of the neck—the turkey neck is usually in the body cavity—hard to get out until the turkey is completely thawed. Giblets can also be bought seperatly in packages in the frozen food section—since in some of the cheaper turkeys they’re missing. Cut the gizzard meat away from the tough grisle as it’s too tough to use. In the “bought” giblets you may find no hearts. Unfortunatly, that’s the best part of the giblets.

    write me if you get into trouble. Or I might be persuaded to part with the pumpkin and pecan pie recipe. LOL

  • Rally Against Hate at college campus

    11/15/2007 10:05:22 AM PST · 27 of 36
    texaslil to Puppage

    Gee, nothing much has changed on college capuses. Students still looking for an excuse to raise hell, and not actually get an education.

  • Illegals Want to Shut-Down Business in Irving (Texas)

    11/15/2007 9:54:55 AM PST · 22 of 114
    texaslil to Vn_survivor_67-68


    Hope half were women. Parkland Hospital will not pay for 819 anchor babies next year. Last year Parkland reported that seventy percent of all babies born there were to illegals for a grand total of over 11,000 BABIES. Twenty-five percent of Texas’ state budget goes to Medicaid now. Add to that welfare also pays for all the medical costs of shootings and other maladies these people incur.

    We’re almost bankrupt now taking in all of Mexico’s poor and/or criminals. Wonder if anyone will wake up in time?

  • Lawmen under siege along Mexico border

    11/15/2007 8:07:04 AM PST · 23 of 41
    texaslil to YellowRoseofTx

    “This outrageous fact begs the question. Why?”

    I’m convinced there are far too many in office who are making money—drug money. Always follow the money.

    We also need to start demanding of every candidate—a pee test. It’s the only explanation for all the crazy votes in DC. that have begun to defy explanation.