FamGuyToday by Aunty Fox

exposing Bullshit Mountain Propaganda, and preserving memories, for the 'Rocking Chair Days'.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Since I post GOOD food reviews here,

I oughta do this one. I was REALLY looking forward to dinner tonight, cuz we had Lox from IKEA, with all the bagel stuff. BUT, it wasn't that good. IKEA does good furniture, but their salmon is mediocre, at best, and the bagel was 'doughy'. Edible, but a disappointment, when comparing it to 'bagels and lox' which is one of my fav foods. Oh well...

It's hard to agree on much,

when the two (worse than worthless) political parties discuss anything. BUT, some issues are obvious, such as, much of our nations' infrastructure is outdated and disintegrating. Also, unemployment is a major problem, AND, at current interest rates, money is historically cheap. Seems obvious, right, that WPA-type projects would be a win-win situation. That is, UNLESS, you are a Repub whose worst nightmare is an improving economy for the 2014-16 elections, SO, they fight every effort to provide employment by hiring workers to do the obvious, while they threaten to cause MAJOR damage by refusing to pay the nations' debts, when budget deliberations 'hit the fan', on Oct 1, even though the deficit is in MUCH better shape than it was when they were in charge.The fiscal responsibility that was totally absent from 2000-2008 is now a major concern to these clowns, who gave us the worst recession since the Great Depression. What a joke, as they do all they can to fight the economic improvement that will keep them out of office.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

With their typical 'slant' on the 'News'(?),

FOX had a major headline, today, concerning Colorado, secession and a 51st state, followed by

"A proposal backed by several Colorado counties to form a new state called North Colorado is getting public support. More than four dozen people showed up Thursday at the first public meeting to discuss a proposal to form a 51st state. Nearly all of them said they support secession."

Yup, almost 50 people showed up for this this ludicrous idea, and MOST of them supported it, BUT, for the FOX clowns, this was another chance to shovel swill to the sheep, and they never miss an opportunity, no matter how ridiculous.
In other 'news?' FOX dredged up the picture and biography of one of the diplomats killed in Benghazi, and the Repubs voted for the FORTIETH time, to repeal health care for US citizens (fully knowing it is a total waste of time), as they fight to keep us as the ONLY major country in the world without it, and hospitals can charge $40 for an aspirin and $50 for a Band-Aid. AND, the Pubs are threatening to shut down the gov't again, knowing the damage it will cause, rather than vote to extend the debt ceiling, which is merely paying the bill for the money they've already spent. Good job, guys! Who says you never do anything, as your entire plan for 'return to power' is to wreck the economy, AGAIN.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A special day, today

as we had our first BLT's of the year, with our homegrown tomatoes. One of my fav times of the year, cuz for a while, if we can't think of what to have for dinner, the default meal is BLT's. Yahoo, life is good...

Everybody knows the Pubs control the House

and everyone heard the Pubs screaming when it was revealed that the NSA was 'snooping' on American citizens. BUT, when the House had a chance to block the snooping, the Pubs in the House defeated the measure. Oh Really? Pick a side, jerkwads. Oh yeah, I know your side. Anti EVERYTHING that has an Obama or Dem label on it. Obama had a major speech on the economy and jobs today, and the Pubs had a response. Was it, 'Yeah, lets help with the huge unemployment problem'. NOPE. Their repy: 'Don't change the subject', as they wanted to talk about Benghazi, and killing the health care bill, that they totally gutted earlier. Same ol' shit, from the usual suspects...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I LOVE it,

that the Pubs continue to alienate the two largest voting blocks of the future. Non-whites and young people, as they fight sensible immigration reform and add fees to student loans, at the expense of college students, (BUT, billions for farm subsidies to the upper 1% are FINE) while opposing evolution, climate change, a woman's right to choose, stem cell research, infrastructure construction/maintenance, etc. There will be a time, in the not too distant future, when they'll look back and say, 'How could we have been SO stupid?' It's obvious. It's who and what they are.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

If you've wasted time here,

today's post may make it all worth while. For the last 40 some years I have tried to make good BBQ ribs, and today, I finally figured out how, with a totally original recipe. WOW! It is SO good, and easy, and I'm willing to share. Baby backs are best, but I'm sure others would work.
Start out by wrapping the ribs, lightly seasoned, meat down, in alum foil, with BBQ sauce on top, on the upper rack of your BBQ grill, on medium heat, cooking in the juice for approx 40 mins. Unwrap and place meat side up, slathered in sauce, on the upper rack, with the foil, containing the juice, on the lower rack, to moisurize the ribs for the next 20 mins, at a slightly lower heat. It's that easy and they are FANTASTIC!. Moist and flavorful and very easy. Try it, you'll love it. You're welcome, and a good payback for any wasted time, in the past. Carol and I agree, they are the best ever, BY FAR. (FYI, they really look like the pic).

There was a time, recently,

when I was 'depressed', as I looked back at 'less than ideal' decisions I have made, and saw the future, as in my dad's old body. It was not good. BUT, as I realize that I can't change the past, or control the future, I can only live in the present, and I have a pretty good 'present'. Life is about attitude and living in the moment. Yahoo! Life could be much worse, as I enjoy my life, with a loving family, relatively good health and a comfortable home in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Life Is Good!, and I need to appreciate my many blessings, rather than looking at the negatives...

Finally some good news about FOX

Their median age is 65+. That explains a lot, and is a good omen for the future, as their core audience spends more time changing Depends and less time ranting about them damn 'new-fangled ideas'.

Monday, July 22, 2013

In case you wonder,

where Pubs/Cons/Rightwingers get their info, here's an insight, SUPPOSEDLY written by a black teacher, recently sent to me.. Anyone wanna bet if it's real? OR, just part of the Fox agenda, that is NOTHING like the black people I know. No doubt there are black bums, just like there is 'poor white trash', but this article shows the 'great divide' in the way some people  look at race.

Just got my new Rolling Stone mag,

and the Boston bomber story isn't the only story that Pubs are gonna hate. Athough, in their ignorance, they like to think it's just a music magazine, left over from the 60's, the other main article has to do with Greenland's ice sheet melting at an unprecedented rate, with lots of stats, like glaciers moving toward the sea at the rate of 170 feet per day. (AND, an article about WIllie Nelson, who, GASP!, smokes pot). Of course it's just a bunch of Liberal lies, although the last 12 years have seen 11 of the hottest average yearly temps ever recorded. BUT, the Koch Bros (Big Oil) have spents tens millions fighting the truth , SO, the FOX crowd has their own set of facts. Just started the bomber article, and it's anything but a 'rock star' account, as it tries to explain what went wrong, BUT, don't try to tell that to the sheep, who love to hate whatever they can't fit into a tidy little (Conservative) box....

FOX is bitchin', AGAIN

cuz Omama is taking his long planned summer 'vacation', while there are so many 'problems' going on. Oh Really? GW took nearly DOUBLE the number of vacation days, and speaking of 'problems', he started two wars and tanked the nation's economy, but for the numbnuts at Fox, that's DIFFERENT. I guess they gotta keep shoveling the swill to the sheep, but this is ridiculous. Nothing new, though. THIS JUST IN.... In a news conference later in the day, Obama was discussing the economy, SURPRISE!, and the brain trust at FOX, had a new Headline. 'Obama Changes the Subject, from Benghazi, NSA Snooping, etc'. I shit you not....

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thanks, Laura

for inviting us to visit IKEA with you. Had planned to do that for quite a while, BUT, it's way south, and hadn't gotten around to it, until Saturday. WOW! Knew it was gonna be impressive, but had no idea. What a combination of selection, quality, low price, efficiency and even food. Don't remember when I've been so proud to be Swedish. There's a reason they are among the leading retailers in the world. We spent over 3 hours and I felt I saw about 2/3 of it. Fun day with Carol, Laura and Kari. I dare you to walk through IKEA and not buy something. We WILL be going back....

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The clowns at FOX,

have a major expose' again today. Surprise! Donors to campaigns get diplomatic postions! Stop the presses! This has never happened before, RIGHT? But, it's headline news for the FOX sheep, as they need to change the subject, away from their Congressmen who get NOTHING done, except screwing up the system, that used to work for the country. Same old shit, but it gets SO old, as their minions get new swill to swallow..

Friday, July 19, 2013

It's that time of year,

when fresh salmon is available. Yahoo! Had some sockeye tonight, on a cedar plank, on the grill, with butter, lime and soy sauce, with shards of cedar continually adding smoke flavor. Along with broiled, split zucchini and a baked potato, it's really hard to beat. Flaky, moist and flavorful. Yummmm...

I think it's crazy

that people are shocked cuz Rolling Stone had a picture of the Boston bomber on it's cover, and he didn't look like a monster. That was their MAIN POINT. Matt Taibbi, RS writer, and Boston native, explained it well..

"It would be beyond unreasonable to expect everyone to be regularly familiar with the articles in Rolling Stone. On the other hand, pretty much everyone has heard of Rolling Stone, which is where the problem lay, in this gap between the popular image of the magazine and the reality of its reporting. I think, on the whole, the people leveling these criticisms must not read the magazine, which is understandable. If indeed we were just a celebrity/gossip mag that covered nothing but rock stars and pop-culture icons, and we decided to boost sales and dabble in hard news by way of putting a Jim Morrison-esque depiction of a mass murderer on our cover, that really would suck and we would deserve all of this criticism."
However, anyone who is a subscriber, and regular reader of RS, as I am, knows that they do hard-hitting news articles, ALL THE TIME, from politics, to banking, expose's and all types of news. This is the same pic that was used by many other magazines and newspapers, without any incidents. Those who are outraged are just showing their ignorance of what RS really is, which is much more than just a popular music mag....

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/explaining-the-rolling-stone-cover-by-a-boston-native-20130719#ixzz2ZWh3xfak

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I usually don't agree with much

that Pubs have to say, but several of them have been 'nailing it' recently..

Jeb Bush warned last year that both Ronald Reagan and his own father would have a “hard time” fitting into the contemporary Republican Party, which he described as dominated by “an orthodoxy that doesn’t allow for disagreement. All too often we’re associated with being anti-everything. Way too many people believe Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker, and the list goes on and on and on."

WOW. Where would anyone get that idea, Jeb?

Bob Dole —was asked on Fox News Sunday: “Could people like Bob Dole, even Ronald Reagan, make it in today’s Republican Party?”
I doubt it. Reagan wouldn’t have made it. Certainly Nixon wouldn’t have made it — because he had ideas.
Dole added, “They ought to put a sign on the National Committee door that says, ‘Closed for repairs. The Republican Party is becoming less and less like a traditional political party in a representative democracy and becoming more like an apocalyptic cult'.

Haly Barbour (R) said: “We’ve got to give our political organizational activity a very serious proctology exam. We need to look everywhere.”

BUT, nothing's going to change, because most Repubs only care about re-election, in their rightwing districts, NOT what's best for the country. It couldn't be any more obvious, as they drag us all down with them, to the drumbeat of Rush and FOXNews....

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This just in...

The Pubs have fillibustered more bills, during the Obama admin, than in the history of fillibusters, and the Pubs think, 'That's Great'. Typical Pub crap, as they continue to avoid doing their job, which is to take care of the nation's business, and their minions are PROUD of them, as our country sinks into dysfunction...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Just to 'Keep it Fair',

FOX isn't the only media outlet (can't really call them a 'news' network) who screws up. A TV station in California fell victim to a hoax, and reported the following names as the pilots of the Asiana plane that crashed in San Francisco. Really...

On Friday, an anchor for Oakland, California, station KTVU read a list of the supposed names of the pilots of the South Korean carrier on its noon broadcast after an employee apparently called the NTSB seeking to verify them. The names appear to mock the events of the crash. The prank names were: Captain Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The White House recently addressed FOX

on their website, in an area titled 'FOX Lies', and went on to list several of the most egregious. When asked about it, they replied,

What I think is fair to say about Fox -- and certainly it's the way we view it -- is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party," said Anita Dunn, White House communications director, on CNN. "They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that's fine. But let's not pretend they're a news network the way CNN is."

This is obvious, to anyone who actually reads what is going on, BUT, Fox 'News?' is outraged, as they continue to just be the propaganda arm of the Repub party, but won't admit what is OBVIOUS....
It's like a skunk, who just stunk up the joint, saying, "I'm not a sknuk, I'm a kitty cat' Do they really think everyone is STUPID?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

In spite of the right-wing whack jobs

continually screaming that 'Obama is gonna WRECK the economy', and, 'the Dems are TERRIBLE for business', anyone with a memory, OR anyone who can read a chart, can see how Bush and the Pubs wrecked our economy, after inheriting a surplus and a boom from Clinton, and how it has been on a steady upward trend since GW was run out of town with a 22% approval rating while the financial markets crashed and he wrote over $850 BILLION in checks to his Big Bank Buddies. If the market (Dow, S&P) holds for the next half hour, we're gonna close on an ALL-TIME high on Wall St, with housing finally making a comeback, in spite of all the Pubs have done to fight any progress, esp in jobs. BUT, I'm sure the Pubs will keep screaming and whining, 'But he's not fixing our mess (worst since the Great Depression) FAST ENOUGH'.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Saw 'The Lone Ranger', yesterday,

and thought it was terrible, or at least 'not good'. Too long, too much killing and violence, and the makers couldn't decide whether they wanted to be funny, campy or serious. The scenery and cinematography was excellent, though. The original Lone Ranger was a western 'good guy, hero' but this guy is just a goofball being led around by Tonto.  Will be interesting to see how it does at the box office, but early returns indicate it could be a $250 million dollar flop.

Monday, July 08, 2013

The HUGE difference

between the Left and Right, or Dems and Pubs, Libs and Cons is in where and how they get their information. Libs, like myself, don't get their news from MSNBC, because they are obviously biased, to the Left. BUT, Cons love to get their 'news' from FOX, the propaganda arm of the Repub Party, because it reinforces their preconceived ideas. See any problem there? FOX has their hard-core, rabid fans, who 'suck down the swill', and say 'Amen'. MSNBC, who is just as blatant, in the other direction, can barely maintain an audience because, unlike the Cons, Libs KNOW it's biased. See the problem? The 'under 10%' of the population get their 'news' from FOX love to say 'We're #1!'
Yup, cuz the REAL news outlets, split the REAL, fact seeking public into MANY areas, incl NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNN, etc, vs Bullshit Mountain (FOX). Nothing new here, but as I traveled to Nebr, and saw the OBVIOUS, blatant distortion of the 'news', it just got me riled up again, and I said I wasn't gonna do that any more. Oh well, here we go again...

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Don't know how much longer

I can maintain my silence, as the same people who wrecked our country, (look at any economic/employment chart, and remember the crash of 2008), do everything they can to make sure our economy doesn't improve, so they have a better chance in upcoming elections. The 'Fair and Balanced' (biggest joke of all time) Network continues it's assault on all things Dem or Obama, while the do-nothing, party of NO, clogs up the legislature, but finds time to vote against Obamacare, 37 times, knowing it means nothing. Speaking of Obamacare, it is a total mess, nothing even close to the single payer system, like Medicare, that the rest of the civilized world has to take care of it's citizens. The 'sausage' that came out of Repub changes is nothing like the original, but the Dems agreed to compromise, just to get the process started. MISTAKE. Now all they have is Obama's name on a Repub crafted disaster. And, OF COURSE the IRS targeted Tea Party named 'social welfare', tax-exempt applications, who by law can't spend over half on political missions. These clowns spent 100% to acheive their plan, which is to defeat Obama and the Dems. As if the Pub backed 'Citizens United' Supreme Court fiasco, 'Corporations are People' isn't blatant enough, allowing billionaires unlimited access to elections, the 1%, led by the Koch brothers are taking over. They continually bitch about foreign policy, conveniently forgetting about the trillion dollar, 'Ooops no WMDs', disaster they left us with. As far as the NSA listening goes, the HUGE headquarters for it, in Utah, was in place when Obama took office and is nothing new for the US. Benghazi was nothing but a distraction until the Pubs got some real issues. The hard fought changes to the 'Too Big to Fail' banks, that Bush wrote checks for over $850 Billion to, have now been repealed by the same Repub lobbyists that make it possible, and profitable, for US companies to ship jobs and HQ's out of the country, so they don't have to pay taxes, while refusing to fund much needed infrastructure projects. They always scream about inflation, BUT, they are WRONG, year after year, as deflation is a bigger problem, and UNemployment is by far the largest problem. Then there was the repeal of the Voting Rights Act, to make it easier for Pubs to steal elections, as they gleefully stack the deck in their favor, in close fought districts. I could go on and on....,
It's been a long, tough but steady slog back from the disaster that Bush and the Pubs caused last time they were in power, and we're not out of it yet, cuz half the Congress doesn't WANT to fix anything. The thought of returning to a 'bought and paid for' govt, powered by the Red Staters (we don't need no education) is just too sickening to contemplate, but that's where we're headed. Like I've said before, the only redeeming factor of the Dems, are the Pubs, who make them look good by comparison.