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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  At St. Peter's Catholic Church in Adelaide, they have weekly husbands' marriage seminars.

At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.

Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, 'Wella, I'va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!'

The priest responded, 'Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here!
Please tell us what you are planning for your wife or your 50th anniversary?'

Giuseppe proudly replied, " I gonna go pick her up."

The Enda
September 19 at 07:19 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  [Kentucky State Trooper] Joseph Cameron Ponder, who was 31 and had been on the force less than a year, was conducting a traffic stop Sunday night around 10:20 p.m. on Interstate 24 when the driver fled, Kentucky State Police said in a news release. Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks is the same guy who was active in Ferguson ’14 and posted his actions on FaceBook as “Jay MileHigh (JayCardinal )” .

A chase ensued with the suspect stopping abruptly, causing the trooper’s vehicle to “make contact” with the rear of the suspect’s vehicle, the news release said.
The driver then fired several shots into Ponder’s police cruiser, hitting him several times. Ponder was taken to a hospital, where he died shortly before midnight, the release said.

He was deeply involved in the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent protests, riots, looting, arson, etc. and even attended the funeral and graveside services for Michael Brown.
September 15 at 07:09 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Household Hints  Since I live alone, I hesitate to buy things like heavy cream because it spoils before I can use it up. Now that I know I can freeze it, I will be less hesitant to buy it. I already keep butter in freezer. I found this on Rachael Ray’s web site. bj

Can you freeze cream?

Heavy cream (at least 40% fat ) freezes well - lighter creams and half and half do not hold up in the freezer. You can freeze the entire unopened carton, just double wrap in freezer bags. Thaw cream in the fridge, and shake the carton prior to opening - do not refreeze!

Here are some tips on freezing other dairy products - all items should be thawed in fridge and should not be refrozen:

Butter - Freeze only high-quality butter made from pasteurized cream. Double wrap store container in freezer bags.

Cheese - Hard or semi-hard cheeses can be frozen. Frozen cheese will be crumbly and a little dry and will not slice as well, but the flavor will be just as good as fresh cheese. Freeze cheese in small pieces - no more than ½ pound per chunk. Seal it in foil, freezer wrap, plastic wrap or a zip lock.

Cottage cheese - Cream style and dry cottage cheese and ricotta cheese can be frozen for a month. Cream style may separate when thawed.

Cream cheese - Block-style can be frozen for later use in cooking, dips or as icing.

Cheese food products, such as sauces, dips, or processed cheese usually freeze fine. If in real doubt, freeze a small quantity and check after 24 hours by thawing it. If pleased with the results, freeze the rest. Otherwise, do not freeze.

Ice cream - A plastic wrap laid tightly on the surface of partially used containers of ice cream helps prevent surface changes. Homemade ice cream is difficult to store for any length of time because it becomes grainy. Commercial products have added milk solids and gelatin to prevent this.

Milk - Pasteurized homogenized milk may be frozen, including low and non-fat. Some quality change may be noted upon thawing. Stirring or shaking may help restore smoothness.

Sour cream, yogurt and buttermilk - All of the cultured, soured dairy products lose their smooth texture when frozen. They become grainy and sometimes separate out their water. They can still be used for cooking. Flavored yogurts may be more stable because of the fruit and sugar.

Eggs can be stored for at least one month, covered in the refrigerator. Freezing is often unnecessary.

Whole Eggs - Thoroughly mix yolks and whites - do not whip in air. To prevent graininess, add 1 tablespoon sugar or 1/2 teaspoon salt per cup whole eggs, depending on intended use. You can strain through a sieve or colander to improve uniformity. Freeze in a freezer zip lock, with some room for expansion in the freezer.

Another method of freezing whole egg mixture is to use ice cube trays. Measure 3 tablespoons of egg mixture into each compartment of an ice tray. Freeze until
September 10 at 15:56 EST .

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   MeiDei  I freeze butter all the time, have had no problems using putting the box in as is. Also milk and cheese. Never tried heavy cream but will as I'm always discarding it after a family get together. Maybe someone can tell me how to make cheese or butter out of what is leftover.
September 13 at 17:36 EST .

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   Balogreene  We have an upright freezer, and freeze a lot as we also shop at Sam's Club. It is amazing what you can buy in bulk if you have storage ( we traded a nice mower for the freezer, we're all happy. ) Butter, meats, cream, etc.
October 7 at 23:48 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  Can't make it any clearer than this!
   September 8 at 08:59 EST .

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   Alice  Oh my. :- ) And the GOP will not get over this for a long time. I have mixed feelings about Donald Trump's prospects for the presidency. Like others I admire his Americanism, to be brief. I like Ted Cruz's too, and I wanted Rick Perry to be a strong contender. The rest of the field is strong as well, but the realities have bitten conservative voters too many times.
September 15 at 15:19 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  

September 8 at 07:57 EST .

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   MeiDei  Clever!
September 8 at 10:29 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Everyone likes what Trump is saying, but two words keep running through my head: Ross Perot.

Those who can't remember history are doomed to repeat it.
September 8 at 11:23 EST .

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   WAN2  He just called Carly ugly. Let the unraveling begin.
September 10 at 09:33 EST .

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   WAN2  A video featuring The Donald at the beginning leads one to connect what follows with him.
September 12 at 09:37 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  One of the best videos on Iran agreement I've seen

September 6 at 15:53 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  

This is MeiDei's video of pug going to Pet Smart (below ). She and I have discussed difficulties embedding videos. When my video of the dancing cat embedded, I decided to try to embed hers. I have no idea why these two embed when most of the time I cannot get video to embed! Mystery, mystery. Incidentally, I am using Google Chrome.
August 31 at 06:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks Bettijo, I still can't embed - IE or Firefox.
August 31 at 08:49 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I took Shiloh to Pet Smart to pick out his new companion, rescue.
He gets lazy at home yard and squats like a girl , well going through the store, past the snake cages, he lifted his leg and peed all over them. Left quick and got his Molly from the local rescue, have never been back, ughh
August 31 at 13:13 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  What a hoot.
September 2 at 15:02 EST .

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   StormCnter  Bettijo, I accidentally discovered that I could get a more reliable video embed by copying the URL at the top of the screen rather than the right click/get video URL method. Those URLs aren't always the same. With YouTube, the URL at the top of the screen frequently has the word "watch" in it, whereas the right-click url doesn't. But the "s" after http still has to be removed.
I use IE, Chrome and Firefox.
September 5 at 11:19 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  

The Nutcracker by Kodi the Cat
August 31 at 05:54 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Main Page The Lobby  The passing of the Greatest Generation
Approximately every three minutes a memory of World War II – its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs – disappears. Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now mostly in their 90s. They are dying quickly – at the rate of approximately 492 a day, according to US Veterans Administration figures.
Honoring the 20th-century veterans’ sacrifice before they pass from the scene, is at the forefront of everything we do at The National WWII Museum – from our exhibits, to oral histories, to the Museum’s $325 million expansion, a lasting tribute to the Greatest Generation.
“There’s no time to lose,” said Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, President and CEO of the Museum. “We want to be able to finish and dedicate our expansion while we still have members of the Greatest Generation to thank for their sacrifice and service to the nation and to show the world what they mean to the principle of freedom.”
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The graph below uses statistics from the Veterans Administration to illustrate the urgency of our mission. During the war, 16 million Americans served their nation. Today, that number stands at just over a million. By 2036, it is estimated there will be no living veterans of World War II left to recount their experiences.

   August 30 at 00:39 EST .

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   Bettijo posted on Jokes  This Would Be Hilarious if it Wasn't so True.

A Republican, in a wheelchair, entered a restaurant one afternoon and asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. The Republican looked across the restaurant and asked, "Is that Jesus sitting over there?"

The waitress nodded "yes!" So, the Republican requested that she give Jesus a cup of coffee, on him.

The next patron to come in was a Libertarian, with a hunched back. He shuffled over to a booth, painfully sat down, and asked the waitress for a cup of hot tea. He also glanced across the restaurant and asked, “Is that Jesus, over there?" The waitress nodded, so the Libertarian asked her to give Jesus a cup of hot tea, "My treat."

The third patron to come into the restaurant, was a Democrat on crutches. He hobbled over to a booth, sat down and hollered, “Hey there honey! How's about getting me a cold mug of Miller Light!" He, too, looked across the restaurant and asked, “Isn’t that God's boy over there?" The waitress nodded, so the Democrat directed her to give Jesus a cold beer. “On my bill,” he said loudly so everyone in the restaurant could hear.

As Jesus got up to leave, he passed by the Republican, touched him and said, “For your kindness, you are healed.” The Republican felt the strength come back into his legs, got up and began to praise the Lord.

Jesus passed by the Libertarian, touched him and said, “For your kindness, you are healed." The Libertarian felt his back straightening up, he raised his hands and he, too, began to praise the Lord.

Then, Jesus walked, with a huge smile on his face, towards the Democrat. The Democrat jumped up and yelled, "Don't touch me....... I'm on disability."

For Those Who Understand, No Explanation is necessary. For Those Who Do Not Understand, no explanation is possible.
   August 29 at 07:52 EST .

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