Memorial Day Weekend ( and …BBQ!)

May 27th, 2016

G-D BLESS OUR TROOPS NOW AND ALWAYS AND TO ALL THOSE LOST IN SERVICE TO THIS NATION. We shall never forget.

They fought for our precious Freedom of Speech..
Yet we get scared and stay Silent.

They fought for our precious Constitution..
while most of own children haven’t a clue about it.

They fought and died to offer us Freedom of the Press…
as our very own media aids and abets our sworn enemies.

They fought to offer us a government which serves the people…while our fellow citizens vote for a terrorist enabler, Dictator wanna be.

I apologize to the memory of all the soldiers and their sacrifices……

I promise I will
never give up the good fight.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Bless them and bless you all Sweet Friends.

Thank you for your service and may God bless you George.
You are not forgotten.

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If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.

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While we still have some freedom left, spend time with your precious loved ones my friends and fire up that grill!

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Feeling anxious? Your mood may actually change how your dinner tastes, making the bitter and salty flavours recede, according to new research.

Mood makes food taste different

This link between the chemical balance in your brain and your sense of taste could one day help doctors to treat depression.

..The work has also generated interest from flavour houses — companies that develop chemicals for the food and drink industry — who are interested, for example, in making foods taste just as sweet with half the amount of sugar. “

Theoretically there would be the possibility of enhancing your meal with drugs that affect brain chemicals so that things would taste better — you could have a ‘designer taste tablet’..”

The good ole brain chemicals..uh uh… serotonin , noradrenaline, tryptophan.

As for me, I’ll pass on the new “drug” they discover, and just take the chocolate thanks. smileyhelmut.jpg

A glimpse of what we plan to indulge in ….Memorial DAY weekend’s barbecue at mah haunt:
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And..and..and….Who can resist patriotic desserts?

Not I.

Here’s some ideas to ‘steal’ just in time for the Memorial DAY bbq!!!!

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Ok, ok, ok, all you health food junkies.
We DID have some asparagus and whole wheat buns too.~ Heh.candycorn2

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Alritey. Back to the ole diet~! scaleii

The cardiologist’s diet:
If it tastes good, spit it out.
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MORE Scientific contributions by Israelis that have changed the World :)

March 17th, 2016

The exhibit features about 60 discoveries and developments in Israel selected for their innovation and their direct or indirect influence of the lives of millions of people worldwide.

Alongside well-known developments such as cherry tomatoes, USB flash drives, PillCam, Copaxone (used to treat multiple sclerosis), a robot for back surgeries, the Mobileye system for preventing accidents, and Intel’s chips, all developed in Israel, there are also important, lesser-known contributions: A method to activate immune cells in cancer treatment, technology for early diagnosis of diseases via one’s breath, drugs to treat Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, the discovery of fungal species in the Dead Sea, the development of strains of seedless cotton, the development of algae for healing heart tissue, detecting the shape of bacteria’s self-organization, development of muon detectors that were used in the particle accelerator at CERN, the Venus satellite for environmental monitoring, and more.

Scientific contributions by Israelis that have changed the world

Brilliant and free History Lesson too!

Listen all the way through friends…wowza.

The tune is contagious!

A political science BA from the University of Oregon, the 27-year-old ba’al tshuva reggae rapper is probably the only musician around capable of undertaking the long hours of research involved in making the extremely informative, catchy six-minute song.

Jewish Rapper Speaks da Truth

Ari Lesser is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and spoken word artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He has performed all over the world.

Shop to support the only Democracy in the Mid-East!!

HERE Is LIST of ONLINE Israeli Stores

Go Shop!!!!

Then make some Israeli dishes..Yumma!

Top it all off with this baby~!

HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND SWEET FRIENDS~!

Happy Purim and St. Pattys!!

March 8th, 2016

Start the day off with a glass of green milk in your a bowl of Lucky Charms eh?

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Make sure you have a few drops of green food coloring, or lime-flavored syrup to toss into some seltzer or clear soda to make a fizzy, green beverage.

Just remember: A little drop or two of food coloring goes a looonnngg way.
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Making pasta?
Serve your pasta with broccili or green Alfredo or pesto sauce.

Serve chicken with green gravy and green mashed potatoes. Yummmmmmmm.
Use with green vegetables, of course.

Make green whipped cream and don’t forget that touch of mint extract!

Offer up some sliced kiwis, green grapes, celery stalks, and don’t forget the green cupcake with green icing, oh..and some lime Kool-aid to wash it all down.
(But easy on the Kool aid k?)

And my all time favorite: Mint ice cream..with or without the chocolate chips.

Want to make it real easy on yerself?
The lighter the color of the food, the easier it is to make it green!

And don’t forget to get dolled up. Heh.

Now get started.
Whatcha waitin fer?

Sweet friends:

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

And moving right along……

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PURIM~! is in 2 weeks!

In a nut shell:
Purim is one of the most joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar.

After all…. how often does a miracle come our way?

Wer’e left with the inescapable realization that nothing is quite as it seems, and that G-d is always pulling the strings, even when events appear to be “just happening.”

Ever get that feelin?daydream

It commemorates the time when the Jewish people who were living in Persia were saved from extermination.

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The twisted, maniacal villain of the story is Haman, the arrogant, egotistical advisor to the king.

SOUND FAMILIAR?

Haman despised the Jew Mordechai because Mordechai refused to bow down to him, bow.gif so Haman plotted to exterminate ALL the Jewish people.

With the intervention of Mordechai’s lovely neice, Esther, the Jewish people were saved, and Haman was hanged on the very same gallows that he prepared for Mordechai.

Payback can be such a bummer eh?crying

A time-honored Purim custom is for all children, and some of the adults as well.heh… to dress up in costume.

This is also the significance behind the traditional Purim food, the hamantash, a pastry whose filling is hidden within a three-cornered crust, just like Haman’s three cornerned hat.

Y’all know by now that If ya wanna celebrate like a Jew, however…ya gotta eat!
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So, without further ado……I give you………….Back by popular request..kiss:

HAMANTASH:

Mmmmmmmmm. Good.

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1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup orange juice

2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon

Any kind of jelly, preserve, fruit butter, or even pie filling that ya like.

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Here’s whatcha do:
Mix the butter and/or margarine with the sugar.
Add the egg and blend.
Add the orange juice.

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Then add your flour, 1/2 cup at a time, alternating white and whole wheat.
Mix in the baking powder and cinnamon.
You can refrigerate the batter for few hours to make it easier to handle. Heh.chef

Roll out your dough.
(Try rolling it between two sheets of wax paper lightly dusted with flour to avoid gettin your hands all ikky or gettin holes in yer dough)

Cut out 4 inch circles… like this:

Now, the fun part:
Drop your filling of choice in the middle of each circle…like this.

Fold up the sides to shape a triangle.

Paint each hamantash with a wash of beaten egg to make it look purdy if you like.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, but make sure the filling doesn’t spill out..heh.

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Traditional Purim fillings are poppyseed and prune.
Many also use apricot, cherry, strawberry jelly or jam, apple butter, or even cherry pie filling.

Now eat as many as you can without countin calories or havin your hubby or wife have to pry them away from ya.foodcandyy143

Or mebbe jus go for the potato pancakes instead. MMMMMMMMmmmm.

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Happy Purim!…and hey…Iran, wer’e comin.
Any day now dude.

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Old Toys Coming Back!

March 1st, 2016

Prizes for anyone who can name or remember these..ha

I’ll start you off!

The iconic Chatter Phone is coming back so that a new generation of kids can play with the same toy phone you did – but you might have to explain to them what a landline is first!

OK your turn: Name that toy!
hint: This is one of my faves..heh

Which was yer favorite? C’mon. Admit it. ha

Because pulling your musical instrument along with you everywhere you go was so important to us as mini humans, Fisher Price is bringing back the colorful Pull-a-Tune Xylophone for the next generation of musicians.

Ah..What memories are flooding back??

Trolls have definitely gotten a bit of a makeover since we were kids, but with the Trolls movie due to hit theaters this year, there will be plenty of the new collectibles out there for tots to collect and trade. Our favorite may be the one who’s all hair!

Who could forget this cutie! woof!

Feelin old yet? lol


Toys From Your Childhood Are Coming Back This Year

Happy Valentines DAY!!!!

February 14th, 2016



Pensive V. DaY Thoughts to Ponder: Heh.
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“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” lol

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” We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” couplerr.gif

If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

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Happy Valentines DaY sweet friends!
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Corny pick up lines: Ha.

“Do you have a Band-Aid? Because I skinned my knee when I fell for you.”

“Are you a kleptomaniac? Because you just stole my heart.”

“Good thing I brought my library card, because I’m checkin’ you out.”

But seriously…….It was once said: “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

I do believe that we have built a bridge my friends..so from your hearts to mine..Bless you all and thank you for being keepers of the Flame.

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
Thank y’all for keeping me sort of sane.

I love you my fellow patriots. Never give up your love of country and what is righteous. We Will Not Submit.

THIS is what I am makin today…Any takers?..lolz

Healthy version!

“Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.”

Snow Storm Jonas!

January 24th, 2016

Did y’all know that in order For a snowstorm to be classified as a blizzard, it must meet certain criteria?
Well here they are!

-Heavy or blowing snow, sustained winds of 35 mph, and visibility of 1/4 mile or less. And all three conditions must persist for at least three hours. Well guess who met those? Jonas!

The storm affected 85 million people. Are you one of them my friends?

We got treated to a combination of snow, wind and flooding. Woot! Blinding snow, strong winds and zero visibility. Anyone wanna come over? ha.

This here Snowzilla is a whopper of a storm I can tell y’all that much. Can hardly push the front door open.


(courtesy AP)

So y’all know what it’s time for, right?


Add some kaluah and chocolate ice cream and the snow won’t bother ya a bit!

Hash browns, eggs and cheese oh my!

Top it off with fried bananas yummm!

What do you call an old snowman?
Water!

STAY SAFE AND WARM my friends!!!

Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18th, 2016

Civil Rights Leaders:

Then:

Martin Luther King.

The non-violent Negro is seeking to create the beloved community. He directs his attack on the forces of evil rather than on individuals. The tensions are not between the races, but between the forces of justice and injustice; between the forces of light and darkness.

(Sermon delivered 1957)

Now:

- Rev.Al Sharpton (do they get that title out of a Cracker Jack box?)

-Louis Farrakhan

And who can forget good ole Hussein Obama’s ahem..”former” pastor: Rev.Jeremiah Wright

While Dr. King preached unity and brotherhood, they sermonize paranoia and a noxious hatred of other minorities. (aka “whitey”)anger6.gif

Which brings us to another bozo of mention:
-Elijah Muham-MAD
All RACISTS

Elijah Muhammad taught was widely viewed as a black separatist doctrine. He taught that blacks were the original people on the Earth and had been tricked out of their power, conquered and oppressed by the Caucasian people via a global system of white supremacy.blackwoman.gif

He further taught that the white race was produced through a series of genetic breeding experiments conducted by a Dr. Ya-kub, which yielded the lighter species of human beings.boy-no-listen.gif

Mu-ham-mad preached that All-ah would cause a holocaust to happen wherein White America would be destroyed, and faithful followers of Is-lam in America would be ushered to safe areas, later to emerge as conquerors and settlers of a new world.

Along comes Hussein Obama.
Being canonized for political sainthood by the mainstream media.
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And the masses are tripping all over themselves honoring this sleazy Chicago politician who has not only associated with this riff raff but aligns himself with them politically, and spiritually.
Remember Hussein Obama’s Pale-stinian Buddy RASH-id Kh-alidi ..who um..supports Muzlims killing Jews in Israel? (Whatever happened to that missing tape huh?)

Martin Luther King lived in “da hood” till the day he died.
Self proclaimed Rev. Wright lives in some exclusive lily white suburb with the oodles of money his racist fleeced flock continue to bestow upon him.

Martin Luther King believed that a man should be judged by the content of his character and not the color of his skin.
Wright believed the exact opposite of that.no-no-no.gif
Apparently for decades Hussein O and his wifey poo had no problem with that.

Martin Luther King preached that the “Promised Land is equality”.
Rev. Wright shouted and shrieked that his idea of the “promised land” is revenge on whitey, on Jews and on America.
Apparently for decades Hussein O and his wifey poo had no problem with that.

Martin Luther King was an educated, eloquent man.
Rev.(Can’t do anything) Wright is an ebonics speaking, hateful clown.clown3.gif
Apparently for decades Hussein O and his wifey poo had no problem with that either.

Obama could have ditched that racist, anti semitic, so called pastor 2 decades ago..but no..year after year he and his “African queen” sat there listening to him preach victimhood, hate and yes..RACISM.

Let us not forget Michelle Obama’s comment “this is “the first time in her adult life she feels proud to be an American.”
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Not to mention that Dr. King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, has been speaking out against Hussein Obama.
Criticizing the Messiah

Because Hussein Obama is so extremely pro-choice, this election and inauguration does not bring America closer to her uncle’s vision for it.

Hussein Obama is exploiting the memory of Dr. King while forming not a campaign but a movement.

Fear not being labeled a racist for not supporting him or his anti American ideology– by his knee-jerk defenders my friends.

In Hussein Obama and his racist, Marxists’ friends’ world:
Ham-ASS is Israel
Gitmo terrorists are U.S. soldiers
and
Black is White ..ooops..wrong analogyhandfist062.gif

Day is night….oops …dark and light?..no good..one more try:
Good is Evil.

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Here are some of his beautiful words:

-There is something in this universe that justifies the biblical writer in saying, “You shall reap what you sow.” This is a law-abiding universe. This is a moral universe. It hinges on moral foundations. If we are to make of this a better world, we’ve got to go back and rediscover that precious value that we’ve left behind.

Imagine saying that today with the IzlamoNazis around just itching to whine about how UN-inclusive that is.

The most dangerous type of atheism is not theoretical atheism, but practical atheism —that’s the most dangerous type. And the world, even the church, is filled up with people who pay lip service to God and not life service.

And there is always a danger that we will make it appear externally that we believe in God when internally we don’t. We say with our mouths that we believe in him, but we live with our lives like he never existed. That is the ever-present danger confronting religion. That’s a dangerous type of atheism.

(Sermon delivered February 1954).

And my all time favorite:

Speaking at the annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly in 1968, Dr. King said:

“The response of some of the so-called young militants does not represent the position of the vast majority of Negroes.

There are some who are color-consumed and they see a kind of mystique in blackness or in being colored, and anything non-colored is condemned. We do not follow that course … Peace for Israel means security, and we must stand with all our might to protect her right to exist, its territorial integrity and the right to use whatever sea lanes it needs.

Israel is one of the great outposts of democracy in the world, and a marvelous example of what can be done, how desert land can be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and democracy. Peace for Israel means security, and that security must be a reality,”

I wonder what Sharpton and Farakhan have to say bout that…Hmmm.Never mind. They don’t deserve the right to even utter his name.

God bless the memory of a true leader and America and Israel lover: Martin Luther King.

Candy Caper Crime

January 10th, 2016

G’mornin Friends!
Enough frightening and awful news…
Figured y’all could have a good time captioning this: ha

A California man’s sweet tooth landed him in cuffs.

Jesus Ibarra, 35, was collared Thursday for stealing 7,500 pounds of candy, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department press release.

Investigators began looking into the candy crook when a trucking outfit hired by Mars Candy Company contacted authorities after 7,500 pounds of defective candy scheduled for destruction went missing from a truck.

Police found online ads offering bulk candy for sale both through a Facebook group and on Craigslist.

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Admittedly, I feel bad from those he stole from but….of all things…candy? heh

Happy New Year 2016! Thank You to our True Heroes:)

December 31st, 2015

Dressed in a suit and red tie, the little boy sits on an officer’s shoulders, one arm lifted in a solemn salute — a goodbye to his slain father.

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It’s a poignant image that captured the heartbreak of the somber occasion: A farewell to Joseph Lemm, a respected NYPD detective who was killed last week by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan while serving with the Air National Guard.

Thousands of people — including NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and hundreds of uniformed police and U.S. military service officers — gathered in Manhattan on Wednesday to pay their final respects to Lemm.

My deepest heartfelt love and condolences to the family and all their loved ones. May the family find peace and solace. Blessings for the coming year.
We will never forget your sacrifice.

Sweetest Friends…Posting will be light till after the New Year.

Tired of all the bad, sad news actually…and just dancing my cares away for now.

As yet another year ends,
Do not forget your precious family and friends.

Remember how they enrich your lives,
As the bright new Year quickly arrives.(at least some of them eh?) ha

Remember: A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ha

God bless you all my warrior, patriotic friends.

On New Years, just remember: if your cup runneth over, you’ve probably reached your limit.

Despite it all—Party Hardy my friends.

See y’all next year!

Happy Holidays!!!..Chanukkah and Christmas that is….heh :-)

December 24th, 2015



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Holiday Time.

Some free advice.
Don’t let stress ruin your holidays my friends.

Don’t get thrown if misunderstandings between family members increase.
If they really get to ya, sneak away.

Spend some time alone if you like.
There’s nothing like a few minutes of solitude.
Take a walk at night and gaze at the the moon and stunning stars.
Listen to your favorite music.

Have a cookie.
In fact, have two.

You may be sad or lonely if you find yourself without a loved one.

It’s all okay.
It’s all normal.

Just feel the feelings.
No need to manufacture feelings you may not have “just because “tis the season to be jolly.”
Then again, reaching out and helping others is a sure fire way to lift your spirits.

If your’e in a bit of financial bind, don’t fret that “everyone on your gift list be happy” by overspending and feeling anxious afterward.

It’s not only about opening presents, but opening your hearts.

Remember:
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith

Indulge. C’mon.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

Worries go down better with soup.
Jewish Proverb

Or….cake. Heh.eat-smile.gif

Most of all…the biggest challenge of the Season:
Practice forgiveness.
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Some of us, especially activitsts and bloggers, try desperately to help light the world. Perhaps, at this time……… we just need to learn how to light up our own lives.

May the lights of Chanukah and Christmas usher in a better world for all humankind.
And may love and light fill your homes and hearts this holiday season my sweet friends.