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I like to use my BLOGS to keep my friends informed of the daily Mess(es) that are going on with us and adding items of interest others might find enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment. Bret

Trump in IOWA!
Posted:Jun 21, 2017 9:39 pm
Last Updated:Jun 22, 2017 4:34 pm
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President Trump stopped by Iowa today to send off Iowa's most beloved former Governor for Life Terry Branstad as Ambassador to China. Ambassador Branstad, the longest serving governor in US history, faithfully served Iowans for 6 terms before being selected as the USA's top man for China.



President Donald Trump then came to his supporters' warm embrace - and to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in an election viewed as an early referendum on his presidency at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. Trump, no stranger to victory laps,in a fully packed, standing room only auditorium, had us all laughing at the FAKE NEWS MEDIA... ever time he said "Fake News" CNN's live cameras' lights would go off.



President Trump turned his Iowa trip into a celebration of his resilience despite the cloud of investigations the libtards of the swamp has tried to enveloped his administration. After viewing the cheering crowds I wouldn't for an instant believe those phony polls purporting his sagging numbers.... remember the people they are polling are probably the worthless pieces of shit laying around on welfare all day whose very existence depends on the democrap's handouts to buy their votes.

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Breaking News!
Posted:Jun 20, 2017 8:12 pm
Last Updated:Jun 21, 2017 9:05 pm
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A robust tropical wave crossed the southern Atlantic from the African coast to near South America during the second week in June. As the wave approached the southernmost Windward Islands, the wave gained enough organization to be called a Tropical Storm. 



Bret attained maximum sustained winds of 45 mph after passing over Trinidad on June 20. Bret formed in a portion of the Atlantic Basin that is an unusual spot for tropical development for June, and at a very low latitude for any time of the season.



As Bret moved westward into the southern Caribbean Sea, atmospheric conditions became unfavorable for thunderstorm activity near the tropical storm. Strong winds aloft pushed cloud tops north and eastward away from Bret's core. 
Just a day after the formation of a well-defined center, Bret was unable to support robust thunderstorms and the system opened up into a tropical wave. 

Thanks to houdini1953 for bringing this tidbit to my attention.
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Can't BUY an Election
Posted:Jun 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Last Updated:Jun 21, 2017 9:10 pm
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We've been glued to the TV tonight watching the special election results coming in from Georgia and South Carolina. The Georgia election in particular where the Calipornia libtard elitists have dumped MILLION$ of dollars into the 6th congressional districts race hoping to steal the long time Republican seat once held by Newt Gingrich. ++++ $60 MILLION ++++ by rough math comes to $125-$150 per VOTE!

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The lamestream media has made the matchup in Georgia's 6th Congressional District a proxy for the national political atmosphere and a test of GOP strength early in Donald Trump's presidency. We'll see just how fast CNN tries to cover it up and move to another topic... RUSSIA and Collusion have been pretty much beaten to death

Karen Handel
R 53% 127,021 votes

Jon Ossoff
D 47% 114,390 votes


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Memory Lane.........
Posted:Jun 19, 2017 8:17 pm
Last Updated:Jun 20, 2017 8:22 pm
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Remember those not so good old days of $5 a gallon gas?



Obama Wanting $7-$9 a gallon Gas Prices and His Secretary of Energy Steven Chu Admitted it "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."



How the lefty libtards ridiculed and made fun of those who promoted "Drill Baby Drill!"



Those Republicans put their money where their mouth was and started in drilling despite every EPA obstacle Obama and his ilk could put in the way....



Take a good look at what production does to prices. Oil traded near $45 a barrel following a fourth weekly loss as U.S. drillers continued to add rigs and Libya boosted output, blunting OPEC-led efforts to rebalance an oversupplied market. West Texas crude is at $44.75 for delivery in August.



Oil slumped to the lowest close in seven months last Thursday amid concerns that rising U.S. supplies will offset output cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies including Russia. OPEC and its partners have curtailed production in an attempt to reduce bloated oil stockpiles to the five-year average, but increasing numbers of rigs in America, as well as rising output in Libya, is putting that target in jeopardy.



We have gutted the economy of socialist Venezuela. The middle east is feeling the pinch right along with Putin. The oil industry sure the hell was NOT colluding with the Russians.



The Dakota access pipeline is in place and flowing. However, this pipeline will only handle about half the daily production of the Bakken/Three Forks production areas.
The Dakota Access Pipeline ( DAPL ) is the safest and most environmentally sensitive way to transport crude oil from domestic wells to American consumers. Contrary to the FAKE NEWS propaganda the pipeline does not cross the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, even at the portion of the pipeline that was the subject of dispute at Lake Oahe, an Army Corpse of Engineer's man made lake.



Soooo With the 4th of July holiday approaching us .. remember how we always used to have to buy ahead and get the tanks all filled up before the prices shot up due to shortages? We are rid of those dirty bastards and back to a free market economy by American ingenuity and investments. ENJOY the cheap gas it will be with us for a very long time. When you go to fill up your car just remember who to thank for the savings leaving more money in your pocket.

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Remembrance
Posted:Jun 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Last Updated:Jun 19, 2017 7:07 pm
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World War II veterans with the 66th Infantry Division took part in a ceremony of remembrance Thursday at the Patton Museum at Fort Knox.



Fifteen veterans with the Black Panther Division were recognized for their service.It was also a chance for veterans and their families to reunite and remember.
"You meet everyone again, you know, and it's like home week, old home week, you know, and -- because these guys are almost like brothers," said 66th Infantry veteran Jerome Roettgers.



On Christmas Eve, 1944, the 66th infantry division crossed the English Channel heading for the Battle of the Bulge when a U-boat torpedoed the SS Leopoldville, one of the division's troop transport ships.
Andrew Staruch, also of 66th Infantry Division, was watching from the deck of the HMS Cheshire when he saw a torpedo go by in the water.
"And all of the sudden, we heard this noise. Everything erupted and then everything broke loose," Staruch said.



Fourteen officers and 748 enlisted men died as a result of the sinking of the Leopoldville.
It was the second deadliest troopship disaster during the war in the European theater.
As they received medals for their service, survivors can't help but look back and remember those who never made it home.
"They were willing to give their lives for what they thought was a good cause," Roettgers said.



The veterans represent a living history, and they hope that younger generations will learn about the bravery and sacrifice of heroes past.
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As Promised by Dr Bretty
Posted:Jun 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Last Updated:Jun 19, 2017 10:07 pm
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I recently exceeded the 30 revolutions around the Sun and embarking on that slippery slope towards 60. Prior to this epic milestone I was diagnosed with diabetes. I have an incredible physician who, along with other members of her staff pointed out some changes I should make in my lifestyle, keeping the excess weight off, watching my diet, coupled with a good exercise program. All of these points have made a major change in my overall health and wellbeing.

I want to focus on understanding how different foods in our diet can help us combat various illnesses. With just a little effort and a basic game plan that can keep us on the correct path to long-lasting health not only now, but also in our distant future. However, this is certainly a complicated subject, so it makes sense to break the topic down into individual illnesses to then determine the types of foods that should be in your diet. In this instance I will focus on foods that fight Alzheimer’s disease, an illness that is troubling far more people as life expectancy is reaching into the 80's and 90's , Some of you may have family members fighting the disease or, as in my case I intend to fight the aging process tooth and nail every step of the way.



1. Leafy vegetables
The first thing I want to mention is leafy vegetables: in particular, I am talking about kale, spinach and broccoli. If they are green and leafy, then they are going to be high in both vitamin A and vitamin C, vitamins which can promote brain activity and health. Trying to have at least six portions a week in your diet will make the biggest difference in your brain function. Tonight I made for us a chopped kale salad on the order of coleslaw with diced onions. I usually try to add some radishes for added color or red sweet pepper. Poor JD will protest so much "rabbit food" but he puts up and eats it.


2. Nuts
We have known for some time that nuts are a kind of superfood, but they can also play a role in helping to improve the health of your brain. The reason for this is because they are high in healthy fats, high in fiber, and high in a whole host of different antioxidants, something that your brain is going to absolutely love. There's always mixed nuts around the house especially in the winter. I add a variety of nuts and sunflower seeds to our salads here. Peanut butter toast is a long time favorite of mine with breakfast and as a late night snack. You can always tell from the picture where JD has set when we eat at Texas Roadhouse.



3. Blueberries
Blueberries do not get the press that they deserve, as this wonder berry has been shown to be extremely effective at helping to combat a wide range of illnesses or diseases and Alzheimer’s is just one of them. Various minerals and nutrients in the berries, including the skin, have been shown to be extremely effective at helping boost our cognitive function and keeping those wheels in our brain well oiled, so eat them at least twice a week to benefit from all of this mighty goodness packed into a very small berry. I am able to buy 5 pound bags of them at a great savings at the store. I toss them on breakfast cereal, as well as, baked into pancakes and muffins.



4. Beans
Beans are extremely effective at helping our health in various ways, and brain experts have linked eating them to boosting our brain function and helping to reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. They are not only low in both calories as well as unhealthy fats, but are also high in protein, which your brain needs in order to function correctly. I try to include them in our diet at least three times a week and you will be doing yourself a lot of good in the process. I am fully aware of the "obnoxious gaseous effects" but invest in some Beano! I make us bean salads, toss various beans into pasta salads right along with the can of pork-n-beans with the noontime lunches around here.



5. Salmon & Other oily fish
Fish in general is going to be good for your brain, but salmon is the one that stands out above all others. This is, of course, because of the levels of Omega 3 in the fish, which is known to be one of the key things that we can take on a regular basis in order to help the health of our brain and even combat other brain issues such as depression. Omega 3 is something that we cannot do without, but most people overlook it. However, do not feel as if you need to have salmon on a daily basis, which some people do recommend, as that is just not necessary – including it in your diet regularly is sufficient. Other fish such as mackerel & sardines are also worth mentioning because even though they are not as high in essential minerals and nutrients as salmon, they should still not be ignored. If you like the idea of having kippers in the morning for breakfast once in awhile (with baked beans in the Old English fashion), then your brain is going to be grateful for it, which is again all linked to Omega 3.



6. Poultry
Poultry is high in protein, and as we stated earlier when talking about beans, this is something that the brain needs to allow it to function correctly. It gives the brain energy and promotes healthy cell function and production, so as long as you are not vegetarian you need to look at including poultry in your diet at least twice a week as an absolute minimum. Do make sure it is skinless, however, as that is certainly going to be the healthier option. JD says I am going to make him grow feathers but I have a chicken salad recipe with grapes, celery, water chestnuts and sunflower seeds that is so good.



7. Olive oil
We have been told for decades that cooking in olive oil is the healthier option for our heart, and while this is indeed true, it is also known that it is extremely good at helping to protect our brain. Numerous studies have indicated that olive oil helps to prevent cognitive decline, so switch to olive oil in your cooking, and look at buying a good quality one as well – your taste buds and your brain will thank you. Try dipping bread into olive oil with freshly cracked black peppercorns! Pour some olive oil over your platter of bruschetta along with plenty of basil, oregano, and fennel. Add it here and there... gradually ease into it more and more over time.



8. Wine
Now, this is something that will appeal to a number of people, but there is evidence out there that having a glass of wine a couple of times each week can help to fight against general cognitive decline. This is all to do with the antioxidants that appear in the grapes that are used, and it is known that red wine is more effective than white, but I do have to stress that I am only talking about the occasional glass for obvious other health reasons. With my diabetes I have eliminated almost all alcohol consumption. I never exceed 4 ounces of wine with the meal aand more often it is closer to two ounces.
Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
“Red wine proved to be superior in metabolic terms” Professor Shai reports. She cites “a modest increase” in the level of HDL cholesterol – ie the good type of cholesterol – and of one of its principal constituents: apolipoprotein A1. Consequently, for a well-controlled diabetic patient, drinking a glass of wine in the evening is not only without risk, it actually decreases cardiometabolic risk”.
The benefits of this very moderate red wine consumption appears to come principally from its polyphenol content and from resveratrol in particular. Red wine, in fact, contains between 4 and 13 times more of this than white wine. But both red and white wine do share something in common: a glass in the evening improves sleep quality.



10. Tomatoes
The fact that tomatoes can help to fight against Alzheimer’s disease is good news considering the amount that we tend to consume every single year in less healthy things like tomato sauce, ketchup, and burger fixings. This is all because of the nutrients that appear in them, so if you want to give your brain a significant boost, then consider having a salad with leafy greens and tomatoes included along with some poultry and what you have is a meal that is going to seriously boost the general health of your brain. You can occasionally slip in a BTL! It's Summer time use a BTL to splurge once in awhile to treat yourself for being a good boy!

By incorporating these foods into your diet on a regular basis it can at least help you to fight against the aging process... nothing can truly halt it; time marches on. However, anything that can slow the process should be warmly welcomed. Look at changing your diet working in a little bit here... a little bit there... By using the above mentioned items I have dropped my A1c, reduced my need for medications. I now have the blood pressure of a teenager along with phenomenal triglycerides. I did it and you can too! I will try to post (summer time permitting) more recipes to assist you working the aforementioned into your daily routine as I did.
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Dr. Bretty!
Posted:Jun 17, 2017 6:14 am
Last Updated:Jun 18, 2017 6:53 pm
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Since I was diagnosed with diabetes about a year and a half ago I have managed to get my blood sugars down to a reasonable level along with that A1C lower than my doctor even imagined. Also my blood pressure is so well controlled I seldom need to take my Lisinopril. My physician has allowed me to "halve & quarter" the 10 mg tablets primarily the occasional quarter with a "half" maybe once a month when under stress or too many dam salty French fries. Yes I have a pork chop and some bacon every now and then with a big ol' T-bone, however, those are my rewards for drastically changing my eating habits to the point my medications have been cut to the bare minimum. IF I can get the time this evening or tomorrow I intend to share these revelations along with a "better brain diet" which I have followed very closely. No... it hasn't cured that pervasive "Blondness" however, many of my best readers are closing in on that 60ish mark and being a greedy bastard I'd like to keep you around.
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Altered...............................
Posted:Jun 16, 2017 7:09 pm
Last Updated:Jun 17, 2017 7:00 pm
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BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A sign marking the Crooked Hill Road exit off a suburban New York parkway has been altered to read "Crooked Hillary."



Newsday reports the defaced green traffic sign on the Sagtikos Parkway on Long Island was reported to the state Department of Transportation on Wednesday.



A DOT spokesman says the sign has been removed and "defacing public signs is illegal."



Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump often used the moniker "Crooked Hillary" when referring to Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, who at the time suffered from the mistrust of many voters.
Trump won the election and in a recent tweet said "Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate."
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Company..........
Posted:Jun 15, 2017 8:42 pm
Last Updated:Jun 19, 2017 8:55 pm
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We have some unexpected company for the night and I won't be posting or in to chat this evening.
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Life is good..................
Posted:Jun 14, 2017 7:25 pm
Last Updated:Jun 17, 2017 5:54 am
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Busy dang day , however, we settled into honey glazed Iowa chops, new potatoes, and corn on the cob for dinner tonight. I've had a few things on my mind but not a chance to develop them. I have just run today till I can't run no more.
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