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Re: “Republicans aim to impose new restrictions on food stamps

Dang, not even a little taste of bacon or ham to flavor the beans?
Now I was gonna fuss at DBI. (Do you know how much raw chicken you can buy for $10, especially if it's on sale? ... Yammer. yammer, yammer ...)
But the idea that the gas might be turned off or some other problem hadn't occurred to me. No gas problem here, but up to two winter weeks without electricity is just as hard on the cook. Yeah, there's the grill on the back porch, but using the side burner means it has to be guarded constantly from critters, tame or wild since I prefer first choice at my food. And I don't need any extra vet bills.
BTW, the sponsors of that bill or their wives need to think about what they'd cook with the list of approved foods if they do have gas or power.
Why, how about the economical winter favorite around here, chili? Well, ya got your beans and onions, right? Hope you canned some tomatoes last summer, or are canned goods on the list? Chili powder, to say nothing of salt and pepper? Hope there was some in the cabinet from the good times. Hamburger meat? Nope, doesn't look like it. Oh, well, tofu, that's protein, right?
Look here, honey, tofu chili for supper ...
Oh, crackers? Uhh, well, maybe, if they're whole grain.

Posted by Doigotta on 12/09/2016 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Trump aims to reverse climate change agenda at Department of Energy, targets staffers

Okay, I'm better ... for a while at least. Actually laughed a little. If you haven't noticed one of Max's twitter choices at right yet, see it at:…

Posted by Doigotta on 12/09/2016 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Trump aims to reverse climate change agenda at Department of Energy, targets staffers

I'd just calmed down a bit from reading the latest Trumpery news this morning. Now more of the same.
I wonder which is worse. Death by a thousand cuts, er, news items, or retreating from the information world and just waiting for that last mortal thrust in more or less blissful ignorance.
Problem is, I don't seem to have the inclination to accomplish the latter. Yet.

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Posted by Doigotta on 12/09/2016 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Rep. Kim Hendren files bill to ban cell phones in public school

I suppose I'm of two minds about this. Use of phones, etc. can be disruptive and should be banned in the classroom. Doing so much as showing the phone, etc. should mean loss of the phone for a specified time. But this should be the school's responsibility, not a legal issue.
Parents who desperately have to get in touch with their children can call the office. Note I said "desperately" ... nothing about "I'm headed to the mall, honey. Anything you want?" We managed for a long time without instantaneous contact.
But wholesale surrender of them at the beginning of the day? No.
Now game console or media players? Different animal altogether. Play with it in class, kid and you lose it. Period.
Of course, the administrators who try to impose restrictions will have to be prepared for battle with bratty parents.

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Posted by Doigotta on 12/09/2016 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Former junior high school coach charged with sex crimes arrested in Sheridan

David, the Nebraska Pickett was born in 1985. The Sheridan Pickett is supposedly 27 which would make his birth date sometime in 1989 or so. Going only by the photo, it's hard to tell but there does appear to be some resemblance in facial structure.

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Posted by Doigotta on 12/08/2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Governor proclaims tomorrow "Arkansas Anti-Corruption Day"

Huh. I was going to respectfully (more or less) suggest that the governor look to his own house first. But y'all done beat me to it. Good show.

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Posted by Doigotta on 12/08/2016 at 6:05 PM

Re: “World leaders set to meet in Little Rock on resource access and sustainable development

Better in Arkansas than in New Yawk City, folks. We really don't want to upset the "I got mine" folks up that way.
Trumpster would probably try to start a Twitter war with Queen Elizabeth for not raising her son right. Then he'd move on to the countries who dare allow representatives discuss the consequences and possible responses to "climate change, sustainable development, and resource shortages."
Of course, he may do that anyway. Talk about makin' folks from around the world testy ...
BTW, my guess is that we have the Clinton Foundation to thank for this gathering.

Posted by Doigotta on 12/08/2016 at 1:22 PM

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