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Happy Purim and St. Pattys!!

Tuesday, 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.

Walaa!

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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Happy Valentines DAY!!!!

Sunday, 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!

Sunday, 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.

Monday, 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

Sunday, 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:)

Thursday, 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 :-)

Thursday, 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.

Principal Bans Christmas and Pledge of Allegiance

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

YES THIS IS HAPPENING.

Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. “Harvest festival” has replaced Thanksgiving, and “winter celebrations” substitute for Christmas parties.

New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents.

“We definitely can’t say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,” PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. “No angels. We can’t even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David.”

Kim, 33, did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment.

A memo last month from assistant principal Jose Chaparro suggested a “harvest festival instead of Thanksgiving or a winter celebration instead of a Christmas party.” He urged staff to “be sensitive of the diversity of our families. Not all children celebrate the same holidays.”

Ninety-five percent of the 1,600 kids at PS 169 are Asian or Hispanic.

Principal Eujin Jaela Kim

School principal bans Santa, Thanksgiving and Pledge of Allegiance

BACK IN THE REAL WORLD………………

Please watch or listen Sweet Friends…………..

Camouflage And Christmas Lights by Rodney Carrington

Another Year has come and gone,
And I’m still here holdin’ on,
To this rifle and a picture of my kids,
They’re sayin’ its a holiday,
Sure as hell don’t feel that way,
I don’t think Jesus meant for it to be like this.

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A paper star on a plastic tree
Cotton snow in a manger scene
We do the best we can to make it feel like home.
Turkey dinner on paper plates
Sargent bows his head to pray
Boombox playin’ silent night
Camouflage and Christmas Lights.

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There probably up on the hill by now
Bundled up and sleddin’ down
Catchin’ snowflakes on the edge of their tongues
Standin’ up at the top would be
The prettiest girl I’ve ever seen
Whispering a quiet prayer for all of us.

A paper star on a plastic tree
Cotton snow in a manger scene
We do the best we can to make it feel like home.
Turkey dinner on paper plates
Sargent bows his head to pray
Boombox playin’ silent night
Camouflage and Christmas Lights.

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Some say I’m a hero
But I’m just a Dad
Who’s trying to protect
The most precious thing I have
Someday I’ll be home again
And our world will be right
But for tonight

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A paper star on a plastic tree
Cotton snow in a manger scene
We do the best we can to make it feel like home.
Turkey dinner on paper plates
Sargent bows his head to pray
Thank God it’s a silent night
Camouflage and Christmas Lights.

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We know they serve our country best
Their loyalty— a proven test
Every sweet American soldier’s soul
Bears the burden of this honorable goal.

Please keep them in your prayers this holiday season.

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND belated CHANUKKAH Sweet Friends~!

Thanksgiving not PC?

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

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Its that time of year again.

Before the ACLU starts protecting us from nativity scenes, and politically correct counsels save us from theocratic encroachments like red and green lights….we have Thanksgiving.

The War on Thanksgiving
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Many people think that this is a time for sharing, family and happiness. However, the Seattle Public School Staff are being informed that this is a myth: Instead, Thanksgiving should be used as a time of race guilt, America hating, and mourning.

So sorry Libs, I’m fresh out of self hatred.

Aint it simply stunningly remarkable how no other “native people” were ever oppressed anywhere on this green earth while conquering nations were forming, other than right here on the North American continent. Shame on us. thanksgivingopia.gif

Guess what peeps.
There are more Indians living within current US boundries now than ever there during Columbus’s time.

As I have posted before..the Indians had been at war with one another long before outside feet ever reached what became American shores.

But if the Libs insist on sellin tickets to the “Grievance Theater” , let’s just keep an honest score shall we.
Not only did Indians kill white ,black, and yellow men, they killed their own red skinned people way before they laid eyes on whitey.

Of course offering the gift called “tobacco” to the white settlers, has become the gift that keeps on giving………Cancer, that is.
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Truth:
The European conquest just like all conquests throughout history, was brutal, vicious and even barbaric.

Does it behoove us to be aware of the ghastly manner in which our forefathers treated some of the indigenous peoples following their conquest? You bet.

It can be studied and taught so as to inculcate moral values. Indeed.

In spite of this, our modern celebration of Thanksgiving has virtually nothing to do with any of the above. Nothing, nada, zip.

While the Libs just love to portray the Indians as a bead making, pipe smoking peaceful loving people who never comitted a wrong deed , until Europeans came here to America, …that remains a revisionist PC distorted view of history.

Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks.
Not to commemorate the atrocities committed by White Europeans.

Hence it is not called : Atrocity-Giving Day.

Heck. Why don’t we allow the Leftist haters to obliterate everything that makes us Americans. thanksgivingk2.gif

Yes. It was a War..and our culture won.
The indigenous people lost.

We can not change that reality.

However, the intention of our precious “Thanksgiving Holiday” signed into law is to honor the historical event and to allow us, the citizens to give thanks.

To our deity of choice, to our loved ones, for our freedoms and myriad of blessings, to our Troops, and for all the bounties we receive as a Nation as well as individually at the end of the harvest season.

Speaking of atrocities………….
..Do the skools teach the endless massacres and blood-letting still being committed by Muzlims every day?

Naw…but don’t sweat it Libs…….the sooner you allow the USA to become a calip-HATE, the sooner there will be no more traditional American Holidays to demolish eh.

And now …………..
TOP TEN REASONS LIBS HATE TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYS: lol.gif
(TOP TEN REASONS LIBS HATE TRADITIONAL HOLIDAYS.)

10 – Thanksgiving = turkey genocide (locavores unhappy!). jaw-dropping1.gif

9 – Too many SUVs traveling to grandma’s house.

8 – College bowl games encourage competition.

7 – Millions of Christmas trees are cut down. ashamed.gif

6 – Invading WASPS thought up Thanksgiving, not the Indians.

5 – Christmas lights = large carbon footprint.

4 – People are giving thanks to WHO? confused7.gif

3 – Winter lull in global-warming hype.

2 – Daycare centers are closed.

#1 – CHRISTMAS CELEBRATES A BIRTH,
NOT AN ABORTION!

Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.raspberry1

May I be the first to wish y’all a proud, Happy Thanksgiving Sweet friends.

Now go get some eats and love up on your family or loved ones Y’hear.

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Tada~!
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Can you say yummmmmmmmmm.

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O yeaaaaaaaaaaa.

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OK ….ya twisted my arm:

My holiday fave!

I whip up some heavy whipped cream and layer it with my favorite pumpkin mousse frosting. As if that aint decadent enought…I top it off with chocolate curls or chips.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Heaven on Earth guyz n dollz.
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G’head..steal the idea. Your fam will be indebted for life.

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Wowza.

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Some healthy eats too……….

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What’s your pleasure……..

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How many calories are we up to?
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But, wait a minute…..We all know what it’s really about don’t we?..Heh.silly2

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HAPPY AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING SWEET FRIENDS!
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Raising a Generation of Spoiled Brats

Monday, November 9th, 2015


The latest…

A restaurant in the Montrose area is getting a lot of attention lately, not because of the food but because of a “rule card” it’s handing out to parents.

Ana Beaven and Charlie McDaniel are the couple behind the restaurant called “Cuchara,” which means “spoon” in Spanish.

They’ve invested three years into their Mexican restaurant, which is in the heart of Montrose. Most of the art is from Mexico.

“They are almost impossible to replace,” said Beaven.

They open their doors to everyone but there is one warning to parents.

“Just take responsibility for your kids,” said McDaniel.

The couple said after many incidents at the restaurant they decided to print the “rules card” and hand them out to parents.

“(During one incident) the child jumped on top of the chair and then started (climbing) up a wall,” said Beaven. “(During another incident a) child took a quarter and began marking, doing tick-tac-toe.”

That last incident was the last straw, said Beaven. The child caused about $1,500 worth of damage.

Montrose restaurant hands out children’s behavior ‘rule cards’ to parents
(Tip o’ the hat to the Zispter)

And lest we forget this goodie….

A backlash has begun against the all-must-have-prizes culture that has produced children used to getting their own way..
Our little emperors: does worrying do more harm than good?

As the mother of two young daughters,… is used to doling out praise for almost everything they do. Even she was taken aback, however, when her younger daughter, Rachel, now 5, arrived home from nursery clutching a certificate for “sitting nicely on the carpet”.

“It made me wonder what she was doing the rest of the time,” …. “I thought it was a bit over the top rewarding her for something so routine. But it’s part of a whole culture of stickers and smiley faces and ‘celebration assemblies’.”

The received wisdom on child-rearing says nothing should be allowed to damage a child’s sense of self-worth: just last week the Football Association (FA) decided to ban teams including children under eight from publishing their results, for fear of putting the kids under too much pressure if they lost a match.
It is becoming a worldwide trend. A recent production of Snow White at a primary school in Japan featured 25 Snow Whites, no dwarfs and no wicked witch, as parents objected to one child being picked out for the title role. In Sweden a boy was prevented from handing out invitations to his birthday party at school because he was “discriminating” against the two classmates he did not invite.

“Too many kids … are growing up without boundaries, without discipline and without the family structures they need,” he said. “We should bring back discipline and the idea of punishment.”

FYI. This amazing country of ours was built on strength and honor, not touchy feely dimwits who allow everyone to “win”, while eliminating all healthy competition and discipline.

The joy of witnessing these little 4 and 5 year old “rock stars” with their parents fawning over their every move..Uh huh… Asking children what they want for dinner, what they choose to wear, how they “feel” every 15 seconds.

Guess what folks?
Everyone is NOT always a winner.

Common sense, responsibilty for oneself, respect for authority and decency have all been deep sixed in favor of “feeling good alla time.”

These touchy feely kids grow up not giving a fig for anyone but their sorry, self centered selves.
As adults, they remain coddled and over-indulged just as much as children.

Our Pop Idol culture offers “prizes” for every job well done.
What does our culture value? Pushiness, self-centeredness and attention-seeking behaviors seem to be prized far above talent and discipline for men. Looks, thinness, and sexualizing themselves is what is prized for women.

Giving kids a medal for helping tidy his desk or everytime he manages to “sit still”?


How many more rewards, stickers, smiley faces,and dang star charts do these children have to get before they realize this behavior should be expected, not rewarded?

Howzabout we teach our kids to be independent, allow them to fail and actually learn from it. Hmmmm.

To be polite and courteous , yes, and oooh… even competitive!
They will run circles around the little snowflakes who run to mommy (and eventually to government), to complain about every challenge life throws at them.

Between you and me, a huge part of this fiasco has been generated (out of guilt),by women who work long hours outside of the home, spend little time with their children, and have “nannies” do what “mommy” ideally should be doing.
But despite their absentee mothering…………
Their children must be seen by all as a pinnacle of their achievements in life.

You can choose to be your child’s friend, or your child’s parent.


Being buddies may is easier, but only the latter is really raising a child.

The “friendship” part kicks in…when they are much older…and IF, you actually raised them.