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The other day I gave a recommendation if you were ever in Hendersonville, North Carolina to visit Tequilas Bar & Grill.

I am not attempting to become a food critic, but, when in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina if you like Hush Puppies………..Drunken Jacks in Murrells Inlet (just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach) is the place to go.  The food is wonderful, we enjoyed a plate sampler with steak, crab cakes, shrimp and more.   I ordered a dish of hush puppies, OMG, they were without any doubt, the best hush puppies I have ever had, ever tasted.    They were a little sweet, which gave it great flavor.  We raved about these puppies.  We bought an order to take back to the resort hotel, the girl doubled up on the order and gave us a cup of the butter spread for the puppies.   The butter is delicious.   These Drunken Jack hush puppies have to be the best on the planet.  For $4.00 per serving, about 12 pups, you can not go wrong, worth every penny.

No I am not the drunk on the Drunken Jacks sign!



NFL Teams Paid To Thank Troops at Games

The greed of the NFL should not surprise us.   It is a shame and a Sham for what they pretend to support.

May 8, 2015 from Warrior



Jonathan Miltimore:    Managing Editor

Those salutes to American servicemen and women we all watch on the Jumbotron during halftime of NFL games? Turns out they are paid promotions costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

It’s a familiar scene to most Americans. The poignant moment when a soldier is honored for his or her service before a cheering crowd during halftime of an NFL game.
It turns out, however, that at least some of these patriotic displays are not what they seem.
A New Jersey-based website,, has a detailed report that reveals the Department of Defense is paying millions of dollars to many NFL teams in what are essentially paid promotions to honor America’s heroes.
When the Jets paused to honor soldiers of the New Jersey Army National Guard at home games during the past four years, it was more than a heartfelt salute to the military — it was also worth a good stack of taxpayer money, records show. The Department of Defense and the Jersey Guard paid the Jets a total of $377,000 from 2011 to 2014 for the salutes and other advertising, according to federal contracts. Overall, the Defense Department has paid 14 NFL teams $5.4 million during that time, of which $5.3 million was paid by the National Guard to 11 teams under similar contracts.

This does not mean, of course, that all halftime events featuring troops or veterans are paid promotions. However, the fact that many are could undermine such efforts and “leaves a bad taste in your mouth” one lawmaker said.
“Those of us go to sporting events and see them honoring the heroes,” said Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in an interview with “You get a good feeling in your heart. Then to find out they’re doing it because they’re compensated for it, it leaves you underwhelmed. It seems a little unseemly.”
It’s hardly a secret that the NFL is one of the leading recruitment vehicles for the U.S. military. The problem, Flake implies, is that these events are portrayed as genuine moments of gratitude expressed to America’s servicemen, not advertisements.
The Department of Defense offers a breakdown (below) of payments since 2011. Teams that received taxpayer funds include the Baltimore Ravens ($799,000), Cincinnati Bengals ($138,960) Cleveland Browns ($22,500), the Green Bay Packers ($600,000), Pittsburg Steelers, ($36,000) Minnesota Vikings ($605,000), Atlanta Falcons ($1,049,500) Indianapolis Colts ($620,000), Buffalo Bills ($679,000), Dallas Cowboys ($62,500), Miami Dolphins ($20,000), Kansas City Chiefs ($250,000), St. Louis Rams ($60,000), and the afore-mentioned Jets.





Its Saturday morning, and I am a bit wore out writing about and bashing Hillary for now.   I was relaxing and a thought of the wild mustangs in Missouri came to mind.   ????

There are about 35 mustangs still surviving near Emmince, MO (Southeast Missouri).   I thought I would share a couple of these beautiful photos of these magnificent animals.



Power, speed and beauty = SECRETARIAT

Some may argue, but to me the most amazing racehorse  was Secretariat.  There weren’t enough words to describe this beautiful thoroughbred.   There has never been another like him, and I can not imagine there ever will.

I lived in a college athletic dormitory in 1973, the lobby/TV room was packed, everyone standing to watch Secretariat sprint around the Churchill Downs track as if he were the only horse in the field.   We had about 300 students residing in the dorm, it seemed as if all were in that one cramped room watching.   We had heard of this powerful animal, but this was the first race we’d see him run.  Run, that really isn’t the right word.  A locomotive with the speed of a jet it seemed.

I remember the cheering, not for any other horse, but for this horse to continue stretching his lead……….there was never any doubt.   The further into the race the further the lead would extend.  It was his track and so it was with the Preakness and Belmont races.

College athletes cramped into that room for all the Triple Crown races that year; all for that one beast of an Athlete, Secretariat.   There was no talk of any other horse.   It was exciting just watching Secretariat coming on to the track and enter the pre-race parade showing his colors.

The Kentucky Derby is the most exciting 2 minutes in sports.   You’ve heard that before.   I became a Derby/Triple Crown fan because of Secretariat.   What an amazing animal he was!

It’s a tough race to win, the field is crowded.   The fastest horse can get pinched in and not find an opening, then there may be too much ground to make-up.   The fastest is not always the quickest out of the gate.   My pick for this years Derby is Firing Line rode by Gary Stevens and trained by Simon Callaghan.   Firing Line has morning odds at 12-1.   The pre-race favorite is American Pharoah at 5-2.

That is my call, my bet:  Firing Line.   Once I see the horses parade just before Post Time, I may see another………and say “oops”!   It should be fun, it is an American Classic!


Parker 89R Safety Razor

I inherited my thick beard from my father.   I haven’t done well with electric razors;  I have tried a few, but keep leaving my face with razor burns that looks like a spotty sun burn. 

If there is an expert in the field of shaving, I am close.   I have the experience.   Most men my age can make that same claim.   I have experimented with different razors over the years, going from one name brand to another, even the throw-aways.  I have changed from one week to the next, as often as some golfers change putters. 

I have come to a conclusion, we’ve been getting ripped off.    The price of the refill cartridges and the disposable razors are ridiculous.  They are just razors.    I know it takes precision to design and mold, but after that the technology today mass produces them cheaply.   I have paid as much as $35.00-$40.00 for a pack of 10.    A month later I need more razors.   

Some are better than others, as it is in any competitive market.   The cheap ones really scar your face up……….but you over pay for them as well.   The disposable, use once throw it away package of 10 is over priced.

They added 2 blades, 3 blades 4 and now I think there is one out there with 5 blades to the razor.    You pay for those multiple razors.  Do you really get a better shave?  Maybe some of you do, I do not.

I have gone to the Double edge razor.    You only need one good razor blade.   I did this as an experiment, wasn’t sure I would end up needing stitches.    I tried the Micro One for $19.95 with blades to the package.   I bought it over the counter at, of all places Wal-Mart.  I got a great shave, no stubs left behind and no blood.  

For me, gone are the days of paying a ton for RAZOR BLADES.    I am sticking with the Double Edge razor.    I love it.   I am not endorsing Micro One in particular.   There may be other double edge razor blades out there just a good.    I really like saving the money.  

You only need one razor blade, make it a double edge.