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  1. October 27th in music. 1957 - Buddy Holly and The Crickets started a three-week run at No. 1 on the UK singles chart with 'That'll Be The Day'. It was also a No. 3 hit in the US where it went on to sell over a million. The song was inspired by a trip to the movies by Holly, Jerry Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956. The John Wayne film The Searchers was playing and Wayne's catchphrase, “That'll be the day.” inspired the young musicians. Birthdays: 1949 - Byron Allred. Keyboards, Steve Miller Band. Born in Logan, Utah. 1951 - K. K. Downing. English guitarist and songwriter, and one of the founding members of the British heavy metal band Judas Priest. Downing officially left Judas Priest in 2011. Born in West Bromwich, England.
  2. On October 27, 1962, complicated and tension-filled negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union finally result in a plan to end the two-week-old Cuban Missile Crisis. A frightening period in which nuclear holocaust seemed imminent began to come to an end. Since President John F. Kennedy’s October 22 address warning the Soviets to cease their reckless program to put nuclear weapons in Cuba and announcing a naval “quarantine” against additional weapons shipments into Cuba, the world held its breath waiting to see whether the two superpowers would come to blows. U.S. armed forces went on alert and the Strategic Air Command went to a Stage 4 alert (one step away from nuclear attack). On October 24, millions waited to see whether Soviet ships bound for Cuba carrying additional missiles would try to break the U.S. naval blockade around the island. At the last minute, the vessels turned around and returned to the Soviet Union. On October 26, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev responded to the quarantine by sending a long and rather disjointed letter to Kennedy offering a deal: Soviet ships bound for Cuba would “not carry any kind of armaments” if the United States vowed never to invade Cuba. He pleaded, “let us show good sense,” and appealed to Kennedy to “weigh well what the aggressive, piratical actions, which you have declared the U.S.A. intends to carry out in international waters, would lead to.” He followed this with another letter the next day offering to remove the missiles from Cuba if the United States would remove its nuclear missiles from Turkey. Kennedy and his officials debated the proper U.S. response to these offers. Attorney General Robert Kennedy ultimately devised an acceptable plan: take up Khrushchev’s first offer and ignore the second letter. Although the United States had been considering the removal of the missiles from Turkey for some time, agreeing to the Soviet demand for their removal might give the appearance of weakness. Nevertheless, behind the scenes, Russian diplomats were informed that the missiles in Turkey would be removed after the Soviet missiles in Cuba were taken away. This information was accompanied by a threat: If the Cuban missiles were not removed in two days, the United States would resort to military action. It was now Khrushchev’s turn to consider an offer to end the standoff.
  3. On October 27, 1873, a De Kalb, Illinois, farmer named Joseph Glidden submits an application to the U.S. Patent Office for his clever new design for a fencing wire with sharp barbs, an invention that will forever change the face of the American West. Glidden’s was by no means the first barbed wire; he only came up with his design after seeing an exhibit of Henry Rose’s single-stranded barbed wire at the De Kalb county fair. But Glidden’s design significantly improved on Rose’s by using two strands of wire twisted together to hold the barbed spur wires firmly in place. Glidden’s wire also soon proved to be well suited to mass production techniques, and by 1880 more than 80 million pounds of inexpensive Glidden-style barbed wire was sold, making it the most popular wire in the nation. Prairie and plains farmers quickly discovered that Glidden’s wire was the cheapest, strongest, and most durable way to fence their property. As one fan wrote, “it takes no room, exhausts no soil, shades no vegetation, is proof against high winds, makes no snowdrifts, and is both durable and cheap.” The effect of this simple invention on the life in the Great Plains was huge. Since the plains were largely treeless, a farmer who wanted to construct a fence had little choice but to buy expensive and bulky wooden rails shipped by train and wagon from distant forests. Without the alternative offered by cheap and portable barbed wire, few farmers would have attempted to homestead on the Great Plains, since they could not have afforded to protect their farms from grazing herds of cattle and sheep. Barbed wire also brought a speedy end to the era of the open-range cattle industry. Within the course of just a few years, many ranchers discovered that thousands of small homesteaders were fencing over the open range where their cattle had once freely roamed, and that the old technique of driving cattle over miles of unfenced land to railheads in Dodge City or Abilene was no longer possible.
  4. He had to be old and they said his teeth were in bad shape but he was obviously still eating well. I've never eaten gator meat from one that big but you would think it would be tough but people around here say that gator meat is still tender even from the bigger gators. I've never got one over 7 feet.
  5. FBInsurrection: Merrick Garland Refuses to Answer Whether Federal Agents Encouraged and Ring-Lead the Capitol Riots —Ace One of the ringleaders of the Capitol breach is one Ray Epps. He repeatedly urged protesters to storm the Capitol. He was so aggressive in his provacateurisme that MAGA protesters began shouting "FED! FED! FED!" at him, suspecting he was a federal agent trying to get them to commit a crime his federal handlers could arrest him for. Strangely, despite his central, prominent, and well-publicized role in stoking and leading the alleged "Insurrection" of January 6, he has never been arrested. Nor will anyone from the DOJ say whether or not a search warrant has ever been served on him. In fact, the DOJ is so protective of this Dangerous Insurrectionist that they...went so far as to scrub his image from their Most Wanted website images. From Revolver: After months of research, Revolver's investigative reporting team can now reveal that Ray Epps appears to be among the primary orchestrators of the very first breach of the Capitol's police barricades at 12:50pm on January 6. Epps appears to have led the "breach team" that committed the very first illegal acts on that fateful day. What's more, Epps and his "breach team" did all their dirty work with 10 minutes still remaining in President Trumps National Mall speech, and with the vast majority of Trump supporters still 30 minutes away from the Capitol. Secondly, Revolver also determined, and will prove below, that the the FBI stealthily removed Ray Epps from its Capitol Violence Most Wanted List on July 1, just one day after Revolver exposed the inexplicable and puzzlesome FBI protection of known Epps associate and Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. July 1 was also just one day after separate New York Times report amplified a glaring, falsifiable lie about Epps's role in the events of January 6. Lastly, Ray Epps appears to have worked alongside several individuals, many of them suspiciously unindicted, to carry out a breach of the police barricades that induced a subsequent flood of unsuspecting MAGA protesters to unwittingly trespass on Capitol restricted grounds and place themselves in legal jeopardy. https://twitter.com/RichardGrenell/status/1451692849599168512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1451692849599168512%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Face.mu.nu%2F
  6. This gator was harvested legally in Taylor County, Florida last night. 10.25.2021. He weighed in at 829 lbs. and measured 13'10". Just 5" short of a Florida record. He was processed here locally in Madison County. Btw, those are authentic good ole boys in that picture. Word is good as gold and they are masters in their field.
  7. I think I just saw a bunch of scale models ...
  8. I wish I had your energy. You make your own mustard and beer and now open fire pumpkin pie ... sounds like we all need to move to the same rural area and have Mrs. Cicero and you giving prepping lessons, lol.
  9. I'm glad some other people are complaining about that very thing also. Richard "It" Levine shouldn't even be in a military uniform. https://thefederalist.com/2021/10/25/how-the-rachel-levine-four-star-admiral-photo-op-will-damage-u-s-security/
  10. Dan Bongino goes all in to resist the mandate, despite being vaccinated himself. His radio syndicator Cumulus is forcing vaccines on workers, and has announced that he'll leave Cumulus unless they drop the mandate. "You can have me or you can have the mandate. But you can't have both of us." https://twitter.com/TheFirstonTV/status/1450140856120446976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1450140856120446976%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Face.mu.nu%2F Bongino has Rush Limbaugh's time-slot. He has 300 syndicated stations. So he'd be walking away from real money if he carries through on his threat. In late May, the massively influential radio network Westwood One debuted a new daily talk show from Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent and New York City cop who gained stature in conservative media during the presidency of Donald Trump. The show occupies the noon-3 p.m. time slot once dominated by Rush Limbaugh, setting Bongino up as one of the key challengers for his audience. Within two months, the show had reached distribution on more than 300 stations, which the company described as "impressive growth." Now, Bongino is threatening to walk away completely. He has taken issue with a vaccination mandate imposed in August by Westwood One's owner, Cumulus Media. Chief executive Mary Berner gave all employees until Sept. 27 to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus before an expected return to the office and wrote that "it would neither be fair nor do we have the bandwidth to make exceptions based on individual preferences," according to industry publication Inside Radio. Several Cumulus radio hosts have already quit or been terminated because of a stated preference not to be vaccinated for personal or medical reasons, and Bongino is threatening to join them. Though the host's team says that he has been vaccinated on the advice of his doctors because he has Hodgkin's lymphoma, Bongino is objecting to a mandate on behalf of rank-and-file employees who don't want to get vaccinated. "I'm not really happy with the company I work with right here," Bongino told listeners on Monday. "I believe these vaccine mandates are unethical. I believe they're immoral. I believe they don't take into account the science of natural immunity due to a prior infection. I believe they’re broad-based and don't take into account an individual circumstances of why they may or may not want to take a vaccine. And they're antithetical to everything I believe in." "So, I'll say again, I'm not going to let this go," Bongino added. "Cumulus is going to have to make a decision with me, if they want to continue this partnership or they don't. But I'm talking to you on their airwaves. They don't have to let that happen. And I wouldn't mind if they didn’t. Because its really unfortunate that people with a lower profile than me, who don’t have 300-plus stations, have been summarily either shown the door or been put in really untenable circumstances because they simply want to make a medical decision by themselves." If Cumulus Media does not relax the vaccination mandate, "this is going to be an entirely untenable situation going forward," said Bongino, who promised to revisit the subject every day until it is addressed. If he leaves the network, Bongino would be the most prominent conservative media personality to quit a job over a vaccination mandate. Cumulus has not replied to emails from The Washington Post seeking comment. This is what it takes: Not hashtags, but a few gutsy men willing to walk away from real money to vindicate a vital principle. Bongino isn't effing around generally: he's also cancelling sponsors for snuggling up to fascist terrorist group antifa. A leftist group pressured a security company called SimpliSafe to stop advertising on the Post-Millennial, because the Post-Millennial dared to pay Andy Ngo as a reporter. And the leftist group didn't like Andy Ngo reporting on antifa's violence and terror tactics. Note that Dan Bongino wasn't being boycotted by SimpliSafe. They were advertising with him. But to protest SimpliSafe's pro-terrorist boycott of the Post-Millennial, Bongino cancelled them. "I had this sponsor, SimpliSafe, and they're a great company, I have no problem with the company at all," Bongino said. However, he noted the to-do with The Post Millennial and the details surrounding it ... Enter Jammi, who Bongino described as an individual who sits "in her basement, eating Mallomars, feeding her cats" and "in between that she likes to initiate boycotts of conservative websites, which is quite hilarious." "So, cat-lady writes ... 'confirm: SimpliSafe is blocking its ads from The Post Millennial,'" Bongino said ... "Post Millennial may not have the assets I do," Bongino continued, "or the resources, or the time, or the 'go f*** yourself attitude' I have. I'm sure they do, but they don't have the assets to fight back that I do, which are substantial, thanks to people like Nandini." So, SimpliSafe can consider itself canceled from Bongino's platforms. "When you push me, I push back. You tell me to stop talking, I talk more," Bongino said. "I thought, wouldn’t it be a good idea if we then told SimpliSafe 'you better retract that'? Well, they haven't yet, so we canceled them." More. More like this. More please, and quickly. Time is running out.
  11. Pumpkin pie is da bomb. It's the only use for pumpkin that I know of. I don't do pumpkin spice latte's.
  12. Sounds damn good. I could get into that experiment, although we fry almost everything these days in bacon drippings or lard. And before anybody jumps me about lard, do some research. It's not as bad as the "experts" have been telling you.
  13. October 26th in music. Birthdays: 1946 - Keith Hopwood. Guitarist with English beat rock band, Herman's Hermits who had the 1964 single 'I'm Into Something Good' and the 1965 US No. 1 single 'Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter'. Born in Manchester, England.
  14. On October 26, 1825, the Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River. Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York, the driving force behind the project, led the opening ceremonies and rode the canal boat Seneca Chief from Buffalo to New York City. Work began on the waterway in August 1823. Teams of oxen plowed the ground, but for the most part the work was done by Irish diggers who had to rely on primitive tools. They were paid $10 a month, and barrels of whisky were placed along the canal route as encouragement. West of Troy, 83 canal locks were built to accommodate the 500-foot rise in elevation. After more than two years of digging, the 425 mile Erie Canal was opened on October 26, 1825, by Governor Clinton. The effect of the canal was immediate and dramatic. Settlers poured into western New York, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. Goods were transported at one-tenth the previous fee in less than half the time. Barges of farm produce and raw materials traveled east, as manufactured goods and supplies flowed west. In nine years, tolls had paid back the cost of construction. Later enlarged and deepened, the canal survived competition from the railroads in the latter part of the 19th century. Today, the Erie Canal is used mostly by pleasure boaters, but it is still capable of accommodating heavy barges.
  15. On October 26, 1775, King George III speaks before both houses of the British Parliament to discuss growing concern about the rebellion in America, which he viewed as a traitorous action against himself and Great Britain. He began his speech by reading a “Proclamation of Rebellion” and urged Parliament to move quickly to end the revolt and bring order to the colonies. The king spoke of his belief that “many of these unhappy people may still retain their loyalty, and may be too wise not to see the fatal consequence of this usurpation, and wish to resist it, yet the torrent of violence has been strong enough to compel their acquiescence, till a sufficient force shall appear to support them.” With these words, the king gave Parliament his consent to dispatch troops to use against his own subjects, a notion that his colonists believed impossible. Just as the Continental Congress expressed its desire to remain loyal to the British crown in the Olive Branch Petition, delivered to the monarch on September 1, so George III insisted he had “acted with the same temper; anxious to prevent, if it had been possible, the effusion of the blood of my subjects; and the calamities which are inseparable from a state of war; still hoping that my people in America would have discerned the traitorous views of their leaders, and have been convinced, that to be a subject of Great Britain, with all its consequences, is to be the freest member of any civil society in the known world.” King George went on to scoff at what he called the colonists’ “strongest protestations of loyalty to me,” believing them disingenuous, “whilst they were preparing for a general revolt.” Unfortunately for George III, Thomas Paine’s anti-monarchical argument in the pamphlet, Common Sense, published in January 1776, proved persuasive to many American colonists. The two sides had reached a final political impasse and the bloody War for Independence soon followed.
  16. On October 26, 1776, exactly one month to the day after being named an agent of a diplomatic commission by the Continental Congress, Benjamin Franklin sets sail from Philadelphia for France, with which he was to negotiate and secure a formal alliance and treaty. In France, the accomplished Franklin was feted throughout scientific and literary circles and he quickly became a fixture in high society. While his personal achievements were celebrated, Franklin’s diplomatic success in France was slow in coming. Although it had been secretly aiding the Patriot cause since the outbreak of the American Revolution, France felt it could not openly declare a formal allegiance with the United States until they were assured of an American victory over the British. For the next year, Franklin made friends with influential officials throughout France, while continuing to push for a formal alliance. France continued to secretly support the Patriot cause with shipments of war supplies, but it was not until the American victory over the British at the Battle of Saratoga in October 1777 that France felt an American victory in the war was possible. A few short months after the Battle of Saratoga, representatives of the United States and France, including Benjamin Franklin, officially declared an alliance by signing the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance on February 6, 1778. The French aid that these agreements guaranteed was crucial to the eventual American victory over the British in the War for Independence.
  17. On October 26, 1942, the last U.S. carrier manufactured before America’s entry into World War II, the Hornet, is damaged so extensively by Japanese war planes in the Battle of Santa Cruz that it must be abandoned. The battle for Guadalcanal was the first American offensive against the Japanese, an attempt to prevent the Axis power from taking yet another island in the Solomon chain and gaining more ground in its race for Australia. On this day, in the vicinity of the Santa Cruz Islands, two American naval task forces had to stop a superior Japanese fleet, which was on its way to Guadalcanal with reinforcements. As was the case in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, the engagement at Santa Cruz was fought exclusively by aircraft taking off from carriers of the respective forces; the ships themselves were not in range to fire at one another. Japanese aerial fire damaged the USS Enterprise, the battleship South Dakota, and finally the Hornet. In fact, the explosions wrought by the Japanese bombs that rained down on the Hornet were so great that two of the Japanese bombers were themselves crippled by the blasts, and the pilots chose to dive-bomb their planes into the deck of the American carrier, which was finally abandoned and left to burn. The Hornet, which weighed 20,000 tons, had seen battle during the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo (its commander at the time, Marc Mitscher, was promoted to admiral and would be a significant player in the victory over Japan) and the Battle of Midway. While the United States losses at Santa Cruz were heavy, the cost in aircraft to the Japanese was so extensive, more than 100, including 25 of the 27 bombers that attacked the Hornet, that they were unable finally to reinforce their troops at Guadalcanal, paving the way for an American victory.
  18. I've heard the same thing about the black servants saving the 'juice' from the greens and I believe they were getting the best part. I LOVE turnip greens and the roots but I will fight with you for the potlikker and a big chunk of cornbread. OMG. She sounds like a few of the older black ladies I've known in my lifetime. They always seemed to be able to take anything and make the best meal out of it. My love of oxtails was started in the house of the black lady that worked for my Granny Smith when the garden was coming in. They would sit on the porch shelling peas, creaming corn and chatting and such and they could lay out a meal that would make you hurt yourself.
  19. About half the time, I like to have them over mashed potatoes or rice. I seem to be losing my love of bread and it sucks, but I just don't enjoy it like I used too.
  20. French Onion Burgers Prep: 5 mins. Cook: 20 mins. Yield: 4 burgers Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s Condensed French Onion Soup (option - 1/2 chopped sweet onion like Vidalia) 4 slices American cheese (We also like Gruyere or Swiss) 4 hamburger buns Salt and Pepper to taste Splash of Worcestershire sauce* 1/2 tsp. garlic powder* or other desired burger seasonings **Roux 2 tbsp. fat 2 tbsp. butter 2 tbsp. flour Instructions: Season the beef with salt and pepper. Add in *Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder, if desired. Shape the beef into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) burgers. Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook until well browned on both sides. Remove the burgers from the skillet. If you are using additional sweet onion, add them to the skillet now and sweat them until they are translucent. Pour off any fat (unless you prefer to make a roux). **Use fat, butter and flour to make roux and then add the soup. Stir the soup in the skillet and heat to a boil, making sure to include sweet onions. Return the burgers to the skillet. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the burgers are done. Toast buns, if desired, in oven or in cast iron pan. Top the burgers with the cheese and cook until the cheese is melted. Serve the burgers on the buns with the soup mixture for dipping. Note: Burgers can be also served over mashed potatoes or rice with the extra soup for gravy.
  21. So I guess if you were to tweet 2 + 2 = 4, you could potentially be censored, since truth seems to be the offensive factor in the tweet.
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