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The Fairhope Tire Company GRITS.

This is a story I just have to tell.

Once in a while Miz t. and I take a 2-3 hour culinary course offered at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear Alabama.
We took one about breakfast.

The executive chef made grits.
He cooked them in milk.
Never heard of that. I always cooked grits in water.
He put LOTS of butter in the cooking grits.

These were not instant grits.
These were long cooking grits.
30-45 minutes. Stirring almost constantly.

We each got a sample when they were done.
I never had grits like this.
I'm 77, and I've been eating grits for probably 75 years.
They weren't like a cereal.
They were coarser that store bought (Jim Dandy) grits, chewy and very corn flavorful and had some 'heft'.
They. Were. FANTASTIC!

"Where did you get the grits?"
"We get our grits from the Fairhope Tire Company. We use about 200 pounds a week."
"Hold it. Fairhope Tire Company? Seriously?"
"Yep. It's a place where they sell tires, but the founder started making grits in a back room back in the 1940s. When he died his son took over the business and continued making the grits."
Of course I had to get some.

We went to the tire store and parked in back where the grist mill was located in a small room. There was corn dust everywhere. The propriotor was there and gave us a tour.
He told us that commercially produced grits are microwaved to kill vermin eggs, etc.
He said that affects the taste and texture.
He doesn't microwave his, but keeps them in a freezer.
We keep them in the freezer too. I guess cooking kills any buggy stuff.

Anyway, these are the best grits I've ever had. We bought some of his cornmeal too.
Best cornbread ever.
If you like grits, and you're ever in Fairhope, Alabama...

Kellyann makes $179,700/yr. as "counselor to the president".

OK, that's a lot for a hooker, even a high-class hooker, but not that much for the shitstorm that she has to go out and 'explain' every day, all the while keeping from bursting out in laughter or just vomiting.
Or both.

$5 will get you $10 she's still making money from her company "The Polling Company".


This is my cousin and I am Just SO damned proud of her.

She has worked with relocating refugees in Kentucky from countries where their lives were in danger for many years.
This is her co-workers' goodbye on her retirement.

So...WHY did it take so long for the FAA to ground the 737 Max?

Maybe because the ACTING Administrator (An Administrator has not been appointed yet. I guess 'hard working' Donnie Two-Scoops has just been too busy to get around to it over two years in to his so-called presidency.) is a former airline lobbyist?

From wiki:
Appointed by President Donald Trump to become a FAA Deputy Administrator in June 2017, Elwell was promoted to Acting Administrator on January 7, 2018.[

Elwell was named Vice President of the Aerospace Industries Association[5] in 2008 where he stayed until 2013. Elwell was a civil aerospace manufacturer representative in this capacity where he was an advocate for various companies.[2]
Elwell joined Airlines for America (A4A) in 2013[3] where he was the Senior Vice President for Safety, Security, and Operations. Elwell left this role in 2015.

ROKU and movies.

There must be MILLIONS of free movies on ROKU channels.
Many with NO commercials (YOUTUBE).
We cut the cable a month ago.
Our phone/DSL/DIsh bill went from $195 to $35.

I paid $R30 for the ROKU stick, one time payment period.
I pay $40/mo for YOUTUBE TV (not to be confused with free YOUTUBE).
For that I get local channels hometown (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, etc.) and MSNBC, CNN, CNBC and more.
Still get AMC, TCM, Bravo, FX, FXX, SYFY, all the channels I liked on Dish.
No brainer.

Judge T. S. Elliot is a Reagan appointee.

That might explain a lot.

Ellis was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on July 1, 1987, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia vacated by Judge Robert R. Merhige Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 5, 1987, and received his commission on August 6, 1987. He took senior status on April 1, 2007.[3] He continues to hear cases in the Eastern District of Virginia, and also has been empowered to hear cases in the Western District of Virginia. Ellis has issued over 1,000 published decisions during his tenure. Ellis also occasionally sits by designation on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

We had it tough in the office back then.

If you had to type something with two or three (PLEASE NO!) carbon copies you had to hit the typewriter keys so hard that the original had holes for periods.

Those round typewriter erasers with the little brush (for brushing off the erasure grit?) that usually made a hole in the paper and you had to start all over.

Then they came up with Wite Out, a white fluid you could paint over mistakes and type over it.
A page with Wite Out (BIC) looked worse than one with erasure holes in it.

You used a 3 hole punch to put pages in a 3 ring binder.
After a short while the holes would tear through.
Then they came up with those little gummy reinforcement rings you could v-e-r-y c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y lick and stick around the holes. If you were very conscientious you'd put the stickers on BOTH sides of the hole.
"Hell, that aught to hold it for-ever!"
And the glue would dry up after a few months and the stickers would come off and the holes would tear through anyway.

Mimeograph machhines.
I don't even want to go there.

What are your favorite memories of office work back in the day?

Can't load YOUTUBE videos with ROKU. Anyone else having problem with YOUTUBE?

Adam Schiff for president? Yes or no.

Schiff was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, the son of Edward and Sherrill Ann (Glovsky) Schiff.[2] He was raised in a Jewish family, and moved to Danville, California, during high school.[3] He graduated from Monte Vista High School[4] and received a political science degree from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.

After Harvard Law School, Schiff began working as a prosecutor in the Los Angeles branch of the U.S. Attorney's Office. While an assistant U.S. Attorney, he gained attention by prosecuting a case against Richard Miller, a former FBI agent convicted of "passing secret documents to the Soviet Union in exchange for a promised $65,000 in gold and cash."
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