Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wit, Wisdom and Apple Pie

That's what you could get when you visit me here, just not tonight. I mean it's 11:30 and I have to go to work tomorrow, but I'll do what I can.

A patient went to the doctor and said "Help! I have amnesia what should I do?"
The doc says "Forget about it!"

Did you hear the Speaker of the House of Representatives the other day say that we (meaning the good ole USA) were in danger of losing five hundred million jobs per month, if we didn't get the stimulus (waste of government money) passed and soon.

Okay, let's see here five hundred million times twelve months, equals six billion jobs in one year. Yes, the little ole third in line to the presidency says that the USA could lose five hundred million jobs per month, or six BILLION jobs in one year, if we don't pass the porky pig bill.

Silly me, I thought that there were only three hundred ten million citizens of the USA, of which maybe a third of those are actively working. Yet, I'm the dumb American citizen that doesn't know any better. Uh huh, right. Gotcha.

The following are brought to you from Thomas Jefferson, pay attention (especially you Ms Pelosi, they may come in handy some day):

"A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference."

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."

"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."

"All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression."

Thanks Mr. President, you were a great and wise man.


INGREDIENTS

6 cups thinly sliced apples
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

DIRECTIONS


1. Prepare your pastry for a two crust pie. Wipe, quarter, core, peel, and slice apples; measure to 6 cups.

2. Combine sugar and cinnamon. The amount of sugar used depends on how tart your apples are.

3. Arrange apples in layers in pastry lined pie plate. Sprinkle each layer with sugar and cinnamon. Dot top layer with small pieces of butter or margarine. Cover with top crust.

4. Place on lowest rack in oven preheated to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes longer. Serve warm or cold.

I believe that I have delivered.

Good Night and God Bless you all.