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November 3, 2018

meatless sausage ??? Help

Yesterday Ron and I went to the grocery store that is about a mile or two down the road, it is our favorite.  However it has a crappy small vegetarian section.  We picked up a few things to try.  

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Well this morning we tried the veggie breakfast sausages.   Taste wise they were OK, smelt good, but the texture was awful.   Maybe I  did not cook them enough but I followed the instructions.  I baked them for 14 minutes.  Next time I will fry the crap out of them.  They were soft and sort of mushy.  I threw most of mine in the trash.  Ron agreed with me they tasted OK but had to fix the soft mushiness of them.  

Ron used some of the beefless ground in the spanish rice he made last night.  We are adding rice to our diet several times a week.  It was OK, I am not a fan of spanish rice but I did not find anything awful about it.  I did not even know he had put some in there until he told me. 

Ron tried the chicken patties the other day.  He said they were OK.  They did smell good.  Ron wants to make taco mix out of tofu and the meatless ground burger stuff.   I am hoping the seasoning mix will  make it OK, I hate to buy stuff to eat and then have to throw it out.  

I admit it is hard to walk past the long meat counter and displays full of easy to find and get products that I know taste good to me.  But Ron And I talked about it.   We both feel meat is not the same as it was when we were growing up.   We don’t feel it is a safe nor as good for us as it use to be.   We feel that in fact it may be bad for us to continue to eat such amounts of meat.   That said we did buy a large ham that was on sale, as ham is one of my favorites.  

So if anyone has some ideas, let me know.  Brands or items to try.  I am going to make a chili tomorrow for the first time without meat.  Should be OK, I will use beans to give it texture and substance.   Hugs

10 Commandments (for Atheists)

Filed under: Atheism, Ideas, News, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:17
  1. Be open minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.
  2. Strive to understand what is most likely to be true, not to believe what you wish to be true.
  3. The scientific method is the most reliable way of understanding the natural world.
  4. Every person has the right to control over their body.
  5. God is not necessary to be a good person or to live a full and meaningful life.
  6. Be mindful of the consequences of all your actions and recognise that you must take responsibility for them.
  7. Treat others as you would want them to treat you and can reasonably expect them to want to be treated. Think about their perspective.
  8. We have the responsibility to consider others including future generations.
  9. There is no one right way to live.
  10. Leave the world a better place than you found it.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/crossexamined/2018/11/10-commandments-for-atheists-2/

October 1, 2018

To the Young Men and Women of America, From the GOP

Filed under: Dealing With Abuse, Education, Gender, Greed, Harm, Health, Ideas, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 22:19

An incredibly powerful written work.  Please go read it.  It puts this whole thing in perspective.   Hugs

https://johnpavlovitz.com/2018/09/28/to-the-young-men-and-women-of-america-from-the-gop/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=johnpavlovitz

To the Young Men of America,

You can do whatever you want to young women.

You can disregard their humanity,
force yourself on them physically,
ignore their pleas to stop,
proceed without consent,
hurt them,

humiliate them,
indulge your urges,
treat them as property,
and silence, slander, and intimidate them after the fact.

You can do this as often as you like, to as many young girls as opportunity and your desires allow.

We will have your back (providing you are white, wealthy, and one day vote Republican.)

We will marshal our every resource of finance and position and privilege in protecting and defending you.

 

And to Young Women of America,

You don’t matter.

Not your trauma or your pain,
not the innocence you lose,
not the damage you sustain,
not the scars you are marked by,
not the nightmares you are haunted by,
not the peace you no longer find, 
not the confidence that leaves you,
not the fear that is ever present,
not the shame that you cannot shake,
not the silence you are imprisoned by.

We simply do not see you as valuable—at least not as valuable as the status quo we’re protecting or the legislation we’re coveting or the religion we’re perpetuating or the votes we’re needing.

You are the acceptable collateral damage of our misogyny and entitlement.

Your body, your emotional health, and your sense of safety—simply aren’t worth more than a Supreme Court seat.

Of course, should a pregnancy somehow be created by your violation, we will vigorously demand that you be forced to carry it, even if it exacerbates your pain and magnifies your despair. After all, we urgently need to perpetuate the appearance that we are pro-life—just not yourlife.

September 4, 2018

The special song

Filed under: Cartoons, Ideas, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 14:24

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August 12, 2018

This is what makes America great.

Filed under: Facts, Family, History, Ideas, Love, Magic, Memes, News, Reason — Scottie @ 17:27

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August 8, 2018

For and by the people. We are the sum of our identity and that should not be minimized in politics. It is not everything, but it also is not nothing.

Filed under: Ideas, News, Political, Reason, Twitter — Scottie @ 15:06

July 25, 2018

Test Your Awareness : Whodunnit?

Filed under: Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Ideas, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 17:57

July 9, 2018

10 commandments of logic. Thanks Randy

Filed under: Education, Facts, Ideas, Memes, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 13:25

10 commandments of logic

July 1, 2018

What happened. And it is your fault.

Filed under: Cartoons, Ideas, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:03

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June 6, 2018

Trump Abuse of Pardoning Power. Short video please watch. Thanks. Hugs

Filed under: Ideas, News, Political, Questions, Reason, You Tube — Scottie @ 15:54

May 17, 2018

So you’re telling me …?

Filed under: History, Ideas, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 13:51

Someone rent a plane and drop these over Washington and New York.

May 10, 2018

A request from my brother Randy

Filed under: Health, Ideas, My Life and Rants, People I like — Scottie @ 20:06

Randy and I were talking about how much riding my bike has started to help me recover.  He is interested in riding also.  He asked me to see if any of the readers here have some ideas about bikes for him.   He wrote his size below.  He says he is having trouble finding a bike where he lives.    Thanks a lot everyone.  Hugs

6’4″ 300+ lbs. 34″ inseam. Prefer something I could take up north and ride on those dirt roads as well as the paved roads here.

 

April 30, 2018

Amanda. Her comments, my replies, how she sounds in her comments.

April 24, 2018

My view. Religion is like…

Filed under: Atheism, Health, Ideas, Memes, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 16:16

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April 23, 2018

Push … and Push-Back — Filosofa’s Word

Filed under: Gun Control, Ideas, News, NRA, Political, Questions, Things I like, Youth — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 19:38

We have all been so encouraged by the young people, led by the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, mass school shooting, and we should be encouraged, we should be proud of these young people. They are the first generation, with the possible exception of the Vietnam generation, to take a firm stand, to make their […]

via Push … and Push-Back — Filosofa’s Word

April 5, 2018

Teachers & educated students are a threat to republicans.

Filed under: Children, Economics, Ideas, Memes, News, Political, Reason, Youth — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 09:11

(cartoon by Jim Morin)

March 24, 2018

March For Our Lives 2018.

March 23, 2018

Snappy comebacks to the NRA’s talking points!

Filed under: Gun Control, Ideas, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:47

March 20, 2018

The Loophole by Garfunkel and Oates

Filed under: Family, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Ideas, Music Video, Religion, Sex, Song, You Tube — Scottie @ 14:51

A song about Christian girls who stay virgins until they’re married but have anal sex instead.

March 14, 2018

Student speaks in front of the U.S. Capitol

Filed under: Children, Family, Ideas, News, People I like, Political, Reason, Twitter — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 13:43

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