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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Will Work for Votes

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unless they have too much education and vote Democratic,

which proves there can be too much of a good thing

--Karl Rove

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Universal peace is declared,
and the foxes have a sincere interest
in prolonging the lives of the poultry
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none of them can stop us now

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Blogger Underground Carpenter said...

Hi Rangerette Lisa,

Bam! Done!

Oh, and I love grits, but I've never tried cheese with them. Hmmmm.


Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 5:04:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tis no wonder you don't like cheese grits if you use Velveeta! It's cheddar cheese... grated in, under, or on BUTTERED grits. Ye gods are there no butter and bacon-totin', grit eating, Southerners left in Florida?

I'm off to vote for RAW but can't help mentioning that fine Fla State Legislator who considers "dwarf tossing" an employment opportunity. Hoo boy, what a fine representative. LMAO

Jay in N.C.

Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 5:33:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Dear Dave and Jay,

Thank you for your patronage.


Today's Southerners do not hew to the tastes of the uppity nor the health conscious (not sayin' you're either, and real food was once everyone's domain.)

Margarine is the new butter and has been for awhile. Ditto Miracle Whip for mayo; Velveeta or American "cheese" for cheddar.

Good luck finding half-and-half when Coffee Mate or some white powder called "creamer" will do the trick. Gotta keep those farm subsidies humming along, y'see?

Oh, we were gonna talk about caramel sugar syrup called "maple syrup" soon ... Food is a big concern @ RAW.

Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 7:34:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got my vote. Lovin your work Rangers


Monday, October 10, 2011 at 2:58:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Food

You are right, I'm neither uppity nor especially health conscious but I am Southern, so no margarine for me - tastes oily.

My personal favorite in the dairy case is the "non-fat half & half."
?? What?? You want cream without any cream? Wait a minute, I need to rinse my brain. :)

BTW, I don't think margarine, Miracle Whip, Coffee-Mate, Velveeta, no fat H&H, etc. are particularly Southern. I find these things throughout the country.

Jay in N.C.

Monday, October 10, 2011 at 11:06:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Thank you, Fergal.


Velveeta will never knowingly pass these lips. You're correct, the food blight blankets our nations. See Food, Inc., Forks Over Knives and several other reecent productions to get an idea of the collusion of Big Agra with Big Pharma. It's all quite sickening (but there's a pill for that, I'm sure.)

"Non-fat half-and-half" -- just so! Having your cake and eating it too; the new American pastime (?)

Monday, October 10, 2011 at 11:13:00 AM GMT-5  

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