Seriously, I woke up and my first thought….okay, meaningful thought was: I am beginning to understand older people more each day. What they do and don’t do. What is important and unimportant. Whether grammar is school book perfect or not……
I don’t care that I am clean shaven just to go to the store. I don’t care as much that my clothes don’t match perfectly to go to Walmart. Geez does that mean I am understanding older shoppers at Walmart. That’s scary……….. I hate Walmart. Yes I said hate. I only go there for their tiny, under-grown nightcrawlers, until I find a place with bigger ones, or have time to dig my own.
Yep, I am 6 months away from retirement!
Read an article this morning on the Canadian Nightcrawlers vs. European. Canadian is bigger? Not sure there is a difference between a European Nightcrawler and an American Nightcrawler; no mention of the good ol USA crawler in the article. Here is my latest experience with the Canadian big worm……….the ones you buy at Wal-Mart ain’t so big……..yes we say ain’t in Missouri.
I won’t be getting Canadian Crawlers from Wal-Mart again. I made this purchase about 4 weeks ago and they were a very disappointing 3 inches long when I opened the carton. That maybe okay for kids fishing for pan fish……..but I’m looking for Cat and Bass.
You can get a nice big juicy American Crawler in your back yard and you don’t have to go deep in the turf to find them. You can find them crawling around your yard after a nice little rain shower as well.
Don’t have a spot in your yard you can dig? Take a small spade (shovel) to the river or lake, turnover some soil on the bank and touche! Gold!!! Don’t dig up your city or county park though!!!
Yes, I’m going fishing; after I go turn the spade in our flower garden. American Crawlers can not be beat.
This is a hell of a lot more fun than talking politics. Can you picture Rachel Maddow fishing? Just asking…………
The following article by Mike Vail on Blacklisted News exposes Al Sharpton for what he really is: An extortionist.
The worst thing that could have possibly happened was that Al Sharpton was given a television show. Posing as crusader for injustice he has a lot of power. That power is not used in any way to benefit anyone other than himself. When his staff takes notice that some corporation doesn’t have enough black people in executive positions he begins to bluster and picket that corporation. The company begins to panic, bad press is bad for business and they cut Sharpton a fat check. This has happened so often that now major corporations give Al money just to keep his mouth closed. Al Sharpton has pushed another tragedy pimp Jesse Jackson out of the spotlight. Jesse thought that he would be the next Martin Luther King but he gave up on that idea instead he wanted lots of money and power. Somehow the stumbling bumbling Sharpton has taken over all the race card rackets while being extremely visible at every protest or vigil to keep black people in his pocket.
THE NY POST GOES INTO GREAT DETAIL ON HOW ‘REV AL’ CONDUCTS HIS BUSINESS:
Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist? Then you need to pay Al Sharpton. For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in donations and consulting fees to Sharpton’s National Action Network(NAN). What they get in return is the reverend’s supposed sway in the black community or, more often, his silence.
“Al Sharpton has enriched himself and NAN for years by threatening companies with bad publicity if they didn’t come to terms with him. Put simply, Sharpton specializes in shakedowns,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal & Policy Center, a Virginia-based watchdog group that has produced a book on Sharpton. And Sharpton, who now boasts a close relationship with Obama and Mayor de Blasio, is in a stronger negotiating position than ever.
One example of Sharpton’s playbook has emerged in tax filings and a state inspector general’s report. In 2008, Plainfield Asset Management, a Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund, made a $500,000 contribution to New York nonprofit Education Reform Now. That money was immediately funneled to the National Action Network.
Sharpton raised $1 million for NAN at his 60th birthday bash in October, with donations rolling in from unions and a corporate roster of contributors including AT&T, McDonald’s, Verizon and Walmart. Companies have long gotten in line to pay Sharpton. Macy’s and Pfizer have forked over thousands to NAN, as have General Motors, American Honda and Chrysler.