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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  My sentiments exactly!

"Who you are, what you stand for, and how you can articulate your vision are far more critical skills than some kind of conventional idea of "experience." It's been my observation that the longer someone is in office in Washington, the worse he becomes."

Read more:
February 5 at 08:14 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  What do you think Obama's response would have been if that pilot who was burned alive had been an American? Gee, guess we should release five more terrorists to appease ISSI.
February 4 at 08:32 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Politics  The Democrat party is aging out. Can you name one big name that is not already medicare eligible or will be this year?

Well other than their poodle, Debbie Was-A-Man-Shultz.

Harry Reid- 75
Nancy Pelosi - 74
Steny Hoyer - 75
Patrick Leahy - 75
Dick Durbin - 70
Chuck Schumer - 64
Debbie Stabenow - 64
James Clyburn - 74
Hillary Clinton - 67
Elizabeth Warren - 65
Bernie Sanders - 73

It really is your Grandfather's party.
February 2 at 19:06 EST .

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   Papasparky  It's amazing how sometimes simple mathematics reveals the truth. If you add the ages of these 11 Democrats, which totals 776, and divide it by the number 11, you have 70.54 which is almost the exact same number computed to be the average IQ of the Democrat leadership at this time, as researched by the United States Senate Committee on Intelligence.
February 3 at 16:09 EST .

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   Safetydude  Now thats funny, I don't care who you are.
February 3 at 21:36 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Health & Diet  On Peanut Butter
Americans consume 700 million pounds of peanut butter every year! That works out to approximately three pounds per person. In fact, over 75 percent of homes in the US have a peanut butter jar sitting in the fridge or pantry.

Peanuts are a new world food, likely originating in Brazil, then working their way up to Mexico. The Aztecs mashed them into a paste as early as 500 years ago.

About half of the peanuts grown in the US are made into peanut butter. The biggest peanut growing states are Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches!

Despite their name, peanuts are technically legumes (like beans ), not nuts. Regardless, they are are rich in mono-unsaturated fats, which help reduce the risk of heart disease. Peanut butter is also a good source of protein. Just 2 tablespoon's worth provide more than 10% of the daily recommended value. Peanut butter is also a good source of vitamins B3 and E, magnesium, folate, and dietary fiber. Be careful with the portion size, as 2 tablespoons will cost you 200 calories.

Unfortunately, the most popular brands of peanut butter sold in supermarkets are not the healthiest. Here is a breakdown based on Fooducate app user scans:

Jif - 26%
Skippy - 17%
Peter Pan - 7%
Smucker's - 6%
Trader Joe's - 4%
Peanut Butter & Co - 3%
Planters - 3%
Great Value - 3%
Many of the popular peanut butters include needless ingredients. For example, many manufacturers add sugar to the mix. In many butters, you will find added oils. In some cases, these are either partially hydrogenated oils (trans-fats ) or fully hydrogenated oils (high in saturated fat ). Additional ingredients such as glycerides are also added in some cases. None of these additves are needed.

Bottom Line
Peanut butter is a nutrient rich food.

The ideal ingredient list includes just one item - peanuts. Maybe a touch of salt.
February 2 at 06:40 EST .

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   Gerty  Aside from having the peanuts crushed before your eyes, is there a brand that has peanuts as its only ingredient?

Or are we not to mention brand names?
February 4 at 19:40 EST .

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   Balogreene  I guess I don't eat peanut butter often enough anymore to worry about such things (maybe once every six months ). As a diabetic, I worry more about sugar than fat, so just buy whatever is on sale. But, if you eat it more often you can make it yourself, by just grinding the peanuts in your food processor. There are recipes online. I think sometimes you have to add oil to get the right consistency.
February 10 at 21:08 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  Here is an excellent article explaining why we cannot nominate a conservative presidential candidate.

How does a Republican Party seemingly dominated by the South, energized by the Tea Party and elected by conservative voters also consistently support relatively moderate presidential nominees? The answer is the blue-state Republicans.
February 1 at 09:21 EST .

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   Safetydude  I have not read the article I'm just responding to your comment, Bettijo.

If we get a true conservative candidate the grass-root, conservative Republicans and the Tea Party combined can beat back the 'blue-blood country-club let's make the government work so we can stay in power' so-called Republicans, like Ronaldus Magnus did. The blue-blood country-club elites hated him for eight years.

I think Governor Scott Walker, right now, may be that candidate. If not Walker, how about Dr. Ben Carson?
February 1 at 11:09 EST .

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   Bettijo  Governor Walker is my favorite at this point. I LOVE Ben Carson, but would like to see him as VP or in some high-level cabinet position to give him experience. If he were VP under Walker, I suspect he would be a shoo-in in 8 years. As I said on another blog, if Christie or Bush is nominated, I am going to look for a third-party candidate.
February 2 at 12:31 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Politics  He declares that Democrats offer the “most realistic electoral vehicle” in the fight against greedy Wall Street capitalists, the Tea Party, white supremacists and right-wing evangelicals. “He” is the chairman of the Communist Party USA, John Bachtell, who says that American Communists are ready to align with the Democrat Party to achieve their goals.
January 31 at 06:15 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  The Terrorist!
   January 31 at 05:34 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  Great food substitute list
   January 30 at 09:43 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks, Bettijo.
February 1 at 08:02 EST .

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   Balogreene  Wonderful site
February 8 at 20:39 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  President Obama’s Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was a charter member of an all-black Harvard sorority — and so was Eric Holder’s wife.

Lynch will face the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday in her first confirmation hearing in her bid to succeed Holder as the nation’s leading law enforcement official.

But can Lynch as an investigator really be objective when it comes to her predecessor, who is currently in contempt of Congress over Fast and Furious scandal document obstruction and would probably warrant investigation from an unbiased successor? After all, Lynch goes way back with Holder’s wife.
January 29 at 19:40 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Health & Diet  8 Ways to Improve Your Salad Dressing
What's a salad without a dressing?

It's like Bert without Ernie, a burger without a bun, Sunday without football on TV. A salad is not a salad without some good stuff drizzled on top.

Food manufacturers realized this long ago, and today, entire supermarket aisles are dedicated to salad dressings and toppings. Unfortunately, some dressings do more harm than good. Here are a few tips to help you make the best choices.
1. Make your own dressing
This is a no-brainer. In most parts of the world, it's unthinkable to buy salad dressing. People prepare the dressing as part of the salad making process. It's as easy as mixing 1 part oil, 1 part lemon/vinegar, and adding salt and pepper to taste. From there, you can build your dressing with additional herbs and spices. There's no shortage of recipes.

The following tips are for prepared dressings:
2. Decrease the serving size and calories
The standard serving for salad dressing is 2 tablespoons, ranging from 50 to 200 and more calories. An easy way to cut the calories is to use less dressing. Work the dressing into the salad until you can't see any blobs of sauce, just a shiny coating all over the salad greens.

3. Don't water down you salad
Many of the low-fat, or non-fat dressings are primarily water. You're paying over $4.00 for a bottle of dressing, the least they could do is fill it up with a more expensive ingredient like fine olive oil. Also - why drown your greens after you've dried them up so nicely before serving?

4. A little bit of fat is not bad
Vitamins A, D, E, and K, found in salad vegetables, are fat soluble. This means your body will be more likely to absorb them when they're mixed with some oil.

5. Skip the toppings
They may add extra crunch and flavor, but the caloric and sodium contribution of bacon bits and croutons almost negate the purpose of the salad - a nutrient dense addition to your day.

6. Avoid added sugars
Some dressings can get really tangy, so a bit of added sweetener rounds out the flavor remarkably. The problem is that in many cases, manufacturers add too much sugar. For example, almost 25% of Wishbone's Red Wine Vinaigrette Salad Dressing calories come from sugar. In other dressings, the sugar content can reach up to 50% of the calories!

7. Salty?
One of the challenges with salad dressing is the sodium content, which can be higher than 500mg per serving. That's close to 25% of the daily maximum. Look for 300mg per serving, or less.

8. Avoid Phosphoric Acid
Many dressings use phosphoric acid (E338 ), an artificial additive that provides a tangy taste for a much cheaper price than lemons. Phosphoric acid is widely used in soft drinks. Some studies have linked it to lowering bone density.

Bottom Line
Salad dressing is a great way to help increase vegetable consumption. Make sure to choose a dressing that does not negate the health benefits of your greens. Better yet, make your own dressing!
January 29 at 10:34 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  What an education !
Publix often has 2 for 1 on WishBone dressings,
Just checked the Hurricane closet:
Italian House ( naturally helps absorb Vitamins A & E )HAH
Nutrition Facts: Fat 10 g, no trans or poly, but 5mg cholest., 260mg of Sodium with NO Vit A, C Calcium or Iron
So checked the Ranch, also advertized as better to absorb A & E
Sat fat 2 g, pol fat 8g, mono 3g, cholest 0 but sodium is 230mg, no fiber no Vit A,C Calcium, Iron or E
Beat me with a stick, They say get More for Your Salad, HAH again. The Italian says sorbic acid but the Ranch uses the phosphoric, think I have clean out the hurricane closet.
January 29 at 11:56 EST .

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