Chicago Alderman Involved In Shooting (AGAIN)……

Ald. Derrick Curtis Involved In An Accidental Shooting — Again (blockclubchicago.org)

 

Back in October, Curtis was involved in a shooting (He shot himself while cleaning his gun).

January of this year, Curtis’s daughter was shot in her right leg when someone handed the lady a loaded gun and it went off. Curtis was teaching a conceal carry class.

“Curtis’ daughter told police at the hospital it was the alderman who was passing her the gun, while his son told police at the scene he’d handed over the gun, according to WGN.”

 

Winter Project # 1 UPDATE………..

I found a place online that sells archival supplies and ordered some envelopes for the 4X5 negatives:

These worked well

I had to order more and I ordered envelopes for the 6X8 negatives.  The cost of getting the same “4 fold” as the 4X5’s was cost prohibitive.

The process went very well and quite frankly, much faster than I thought.

I bought a plastic tote to store all of the negatives in.  The negatives are supposed to be stored on edge and not flat.  They probably could be stored flat in their envelopes if they were only 10 of them but that would take up way too much space and be unprotected.

I had some packing foam that I lined the tote with.  I also ended up wrapping the 4X5s in bubble wrap and put them in the tote.

All together, this tote was just over 60 pounds !!!!

The negatives will now be stored and protected better than they were.  I made a spreadsheet and indexed all of the negatives in case I have a need to pull any of them out again. I am greatly surprised at the quality of “scans” I got from using my phone and the light box.

All told, I invested about $220 in the tote and envelopes.

Now, on to Winter Project # 2 !!!!!

2022 Thanksgiving Dinner……

Last year, both my wife and me were sick over Thanksgiving with “severe upper respiratory infections” and did not eat Thanksgiving dinner until 3-4 days later.  I had purchased a 6 pound prime rib (usual local sale of $5.99 lb) and it was awesome !!

This year we were NOT sick and got to host the in-laws.  As much as there is far more work to host, I would much rather host than go to the in-laws.

I had $35.00 of loyalty coupons to use at the grocery store and I bought a 9.3 lb prime rib.  I definitely planned on having several days of leftovers.  Because of the coupons, my out of pocket for dinner was maybe $65.00.

There’s the meat beauty !!

I let the meat sit out four three hours to come up to room temperature.

I took its temperature and it was only 49 degrees. Because it was so large, I should have put it out an hour more.

Not very complicated.  Just some grey salt and fresh ground pepper.  I want my meat, meat flavored.

The directions said 12-15 minutes a pound for medium rare.  I based my cook time on 13 minutes a pound.

I took the temperature and I left it in for another 30 minutes.  That’s how it should look on the outside !

 

The internal temperature was  lower than it should have been and the area closest to the bones were slightly underdone (for others.  I’d eat that SOB tartare) so I cut that off and did not serve it.  I will use that for the leftovers.

Yes, I did let it rest 20 minutes.

I don’t make my world famous mashed potatoes very often anymore.

5 lbs of russets, 2 sticks of butter, black pepper, two cloves garlic and heavy cream as needed.

Mash by hand and finish with the hand blender.  Homemade mashed potatoes MUST have some lumps in them.  Not huge ones, but enough to make you know they were homemade.

The wife make an excellent cranberry nut bread that was great.

Dinner went very well.

It’s Sunday afternoon and I am down to the last of the mashed potatoes and will be eating the rib section of the prime rib today.

Don’t Fall For The Latest Scam……..

So the media, Democrats, GOPe, and the rest of the Democrat propaganda parrots are putting out that Trump is done and he was personally responsible for the 2022 midterms and they are promoting RINO Decepticon Ron DeSantis as their Flavor Of The Month.

Ron DeSantis is America’s best governor and we could use 49 more of him.

FULL STOP.

BUT !!!! He’s surrounding himself by not good people and getting financial support from people he will beholden to.

I guarantee you, that on the national level, DeSantis will break your heart on the serious issues and reforms.

UPDATED:

 

President Trump Fires Back Against Ron DeSantis, Con Inc and Coordinated Narrative Midterm Effort

Great example:

As Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ megadonor and Citadel hedge fund billionaire, Ken Griffin, openly admitted recently the Wall Street goals are (1) stop the populist movement and (2) get the Republican Party back in alignment with the multinational “corporate world.”  These are the same goals of the Republican leadership in Washington DC and the same goals as the corporate media who serve as the public relations firms for Wall Street.

Vacation Porking………

On vacation I did a little grocery shopping.

Big ol’ Lump O’ Pork.

Just over 16 lbs at .99 a pound.  I also had an $8.00 coupon for loyalty shopping and that knocked the cost down.

A couple of nice bone in rib roasts.  I cut the loin out of the left one and packaged that and cut the right one off the bone and put that in the slow cooker.  I roasted both of the rib sections in the oven and they were %$!#’n great !!!

A big chunk of loin into the slowcooker

6 good chops

The pork wasn’t done until 8pm and I did not want to handle hot pork so it went into the fridge over night.

 

The food saver got a real good workout with all of the pork, beef and chicken I bought.

Chicken wings were on sale B1G1 making the price $2.00 a pound which is good for wings.  I broke these down and used the food saver to repackage then into four packs.  I’m the only one that eats wings at my house, so 4 at a time will be right.

A few other things at the grocery store:

Eggs          $4.99 for an 18 count package

Soup          Buy 5@ $1.49.  I stocked up last year at .99 a can but think this will be the best price this winter

Butter         $3.49 lb (bought 4 lbs) not a great price, but best price lately.

Split Peas    16 oz $1.99.  Two years ago paid .79 a unit.

Oyster Crackers     $4.99 for the Generic brand.  Last year $1.79 (did not buy)

Since we got the food delivery service, I don’t buy groceries very often.  This trip was a SHOCK seeing the prices on many, many items.

FUCK YOU BIDEN AND EVERYONE THAT VOTED FOR HIM AND HELPED STEAL THE ELCTION.

60 Minute Vacation Project…….

On vacation several weeks ago and the in laws asked me to dig out some roots of plants that they cut down.

I’m no stranger to digging out roots and I knew this could be a 1 hour job or an 8 hour job !!

I think these were forsythia bushes.

I literally found that spade on the road about 20 years ago and it is super heavy duty.

I cut a circle about the roots by jumping on the spade, driving it as deep as it can go and pry it back an forth.

I can actually stand on the handle end and jump on it to pry up the root ball.

The dirt was dry, but not dry and caked hard so the roots came out pretty easy.

It only took about 60 minutes to do this work.

I ended up spending about another 4 hours trimming and pruning the trees and shrubs there.

 

 

 

“A Cookie Is NOT A Biscuit”……….

So, whatever TV show we were watching, there was a KFC commercial at every break, my wife eventually said “Why don’t you get KFC for dinner on your way home tomorrow.”

GREAT !!!

I knew that I had thrown away the pile of KFC coupons that had been sitting on the table for weeks because I thought, “We’re not going to eat at KFC anytime soon.”

So I decided to stop at KFC without the coupon and get dinner.

I wanted to get the 8 piece tender dinner (two sides and 4 biscuits) and the price was $27.00 !!!!!!

Crap on a shingle !!!

How long had it been since I was last at a KFC ???????

I suppose if that made a dinner and a lunch for two people, it’s in the right price range.  But we all know there ain’t gonna be any leftovers for a next day lunch !!!!!

So checking out the menu board I selected the “3 piece tender, drink, fries and biscuit” for $7.59.

The clerk rang me up, gave me my drink cups and I filled my drinks.

The clerk then said:

Clerk: “We are out of biscuits, do you want to wait 16 minutes?”

Me: “No, I do not want to wait 16 minutes for biscuits that you should not be out of.”

Clerk: “We could substitute a cookie.”

Me slightly agitated: “A cookie is not a biscuit.”

Clerk: “It’s a chocolate chip cookie.”

Me quite incredulous: “A cookie is not a biscuit.”

 

This kid obviously doesn’t know how to negotiate or haggle .

Don’t offer me a Ford Pinto to replace the my Corvette that was destroyed.

About 90% of the reason I would choose to go to KFC is to get the %@$# biscuit !!!!

 

 

 

Democrats Vandalize Church………

Northwest suburban church moves forward, but seeks answers for hateful vandalism

A northwest suburban church is looking for answers after hate speech and symbols were spraypainted on church property.

Nativity Lutheran Church Pastor Susie Hill said the mixture of messages included racial slurs, a swastika, and more painted on the sign in front of the church and alongside the building itself.

“We as a congregation have gone through the questions of why? Who? Why us?” Hill said.

Photo: Christine Szamlewski Stanbery

Photo: Christine Szamlewski Stanbery

Sigh, you’d think that even Scooby Doo And Shaggy could figure this out by themselves.

“I Love GOP”

“Tax The Rich”

“Drugs”

“Peace Sign”

“Nigger Love” (blurred out)

 

But I suspect that along with the “Pipe Bomber” from Jan 5-6, this too will be too obvious for anyone to solve…..

 

Complete Democrat Bullshit !!!!

Democrats want to add 87,000 new agents to the IRS.

Yes, this should absolutely frighten Americans.

BUT !!!!

Just some recent history:

Fake impeachment #1

Fake impeachment #2

Framing a General for a crime he didn’t commit

Illegally spying on a sitting President

Illegally spying on SEVERAL Presidential; campaigns

Illegally spying on American citizens

This list could go on for DAYS and DAYS   !

Yes, Democrats will always abuse any power that hey have.

 

 

 

The Courts Gets Silly……..

Court rules Geico to pay $5.2 million to woman who caught STD in car (msn.com)

The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a woman’s $5.2 million settlement from Geico over a sexually transmitted disease she contracted in a car.

The woman, identified only as M.O. in court documents, contracted HPV, the human papillomavirus, from an insured Geico member in his car. She alleged he knew he had the virus but had unprotected sex with her in his car anyway. As a result, the woman notified Geico she would be seeking damages from the company in February 2021.

An arbitrator found the insured man liable for not disclosing his viral status, and the settlement amount was allotted in the Jackson County Circuit Court. Geico was ordered to pay the damages.

Huh??????

JAN 6th TRUMP INSURRECTION !!!!!

American Democrats have become the dumbest people that this planet has ever had.

99% of everything they believe, doesn’t pass the simplest of logic or reasoning.

Let’s just for a moment, indulge the Democrat’s nonstop orgasm fantasy and stipulate that in fact:

Trump planned, arranged, coordinated, funded, orchestrated, financed instigated, incited etc an actual coup to overthrow the United States government.

Would half witted morons in Congress be doing the investigation or prosecution instead of something like the DOJ????

American Democrats are that stupid that they can’t even think or ask that to themselves.

 

 

Fuck Joe Biden gas is $5.89 here.

Fuck Biden and everyone that voted for him and still supports him.

Fuck them all.

 

Let’s All Celebrate “Pride” Month………

Pennsylvania drag queen charged with 25 counts of child pornography

You Don’t Have To Be A Biologist

 

MONKEY POX !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m really hoping that the same schmucks that fell for the China Wuhan Virus fraud (Covidiots) don’t fall for the possible upcoming 2022 Midterm Election Democrat Fraud MONKEY POX plan.

Here is a really, really, really good sub stack from Dr. Malone with his information about MONKEY POX.

 

Monkey Pox

Truth versus Fearporn

Make you sure read this to be armed against the fear porn idiots.

 

Adding Vittles To The Bunker Stash……..

I found a 20# bag of rice on sale for $8 and thought that would be good to put in the bunker stash.

My brother had a nice simple vacuum sealer and it went super fast and simple.

We did this while we were waiting to watch “2000 Mules” last weekend

I also had 6# of other cheap rice and I put those in the sturdy plastic containers that nuts and other treats come in.  I finally ordered some oxygen absorbers and put those in.  I could have just vacuum sealed this rice as well, but I want to see how using these containers work out as a test.

There’s a reasonable amount of calories in white rice. (250 cal per cooked cup)

All stashed in the bunker:

 

I am definitely in the market now to get a vacuum sealer.

Would love to start buying as much meat as I can when I find it “cheap”.

 

“May The Fourth Be With You”……………………….

Apparently 05/04 is some sort of nerd day for Star Wars freaks.

So, I’m lollygagging at work with some fellow insurrectionists and one of our lead HR Social Justice Asshole comes by with a huge “shit eating” grin on her face and says “May the Forth be with you” and let’s out a little giggle.

Before the sound of her monkey assed farting giggle even gets past me, I replied: “As someone that grew up with a speech impediment that resulted in years of bullying and abuse, I don’t think it’s funny that you said that.”

The result was priceless.

She hemmed and hawed, stuttered out an apology and slunk shamefully away.

When she was gone, we all had a good chuckle.

It is true that I had a speech impediment as a kid.

I always thought it would be funny to be the first English speaker to a new population and teach them all to talk like Elmer Fudd.