This comes as no surprise to Don, a true Spamhead, who never stopped believing in the canned mystery meat. Born in 1950 at the height of post-war Spamania he stuck with it. A lot of his cooking when Lynette is absent involves Spam.
A traditionalist, he eschews nuevo-Spam dishes such as Spam Wellington and braised Spam tips for his Spam straight up... fried Spam sandwiches with a side of chips or those sweet-hot jalapenos.
According to Hormel Foods Corp., strong second quarter sales of Spam helped push profits up 14 percent; Spam sales were up 10.6 percent in the 12-week period ending May 3, compared to last year. In the last 24 weeks, sales were up nearly 9 percent.
Don is concerned, however, that Austin's "Spamaram"--the 29-year-old celebration of the canned ham product--is in jeopardy... Don and other concerned readers click here.
And in case you wondered:
- Chopped pork shoulder meat with ham meat added.
- Salt (for binding, flavour, and firmness)
- Water (to help in mixing)
- Sugar (for flavour)
- Sodium Nitrite (for color and as a preservative)
(Some) Nutrition Information:
- Calories Per Serving: 170
- Calories Per Serving From Fat: 140
- Serving Size: 2 oz.
- Total Fat: 16g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Cholesterol: 40mg
- Sodium: 750mg
- Vitamin A: 0%
- Vitamin C: 0%
- Calcium: 0%
Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia eats a sandwich of SPAM (Spiced Ham.--get it?) and mayonnaise on white bread three times a week... which explains a great deal.
Lastly... because you knew that I'd do it.... more Spam, Spam, SPAM
Sorry for the quality of the above but the "old" Newsweek cover (left) was gonna run, until the wife of Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham blew a gasket and demanded it be changed to the B&W, much lighter Obama on the right... complete with halo.
"After working on the attached cover all week and making multiple modifications, the cover was killed late Friday night. Why? The wife of the editor stopped by, apparently saw the cover and expressed her disapproval. Amazingly, the previously approved cover, worked on all week, was killed. I guess we know who has the final say..."
I was a reporter/photographer for 10 years and I know news photos and news photo editors and shooters (can I say that in a piece about Obama?), and there is simply no news justification to go with the poor, amateurish, over-exposed shot on the right. That's why I believe this story from Rumormonger.
That's her with Cheryl Crow, apparently an entertainer, and a spokesman for Weight-Watchers.
Fortunately, the show is going strong (although he divorced his TV wife at the end of this season as well.) On the show Laurie is "Cheryl", played by the sexy and lovely Cheryl Hines.
So what we have here... is not a "failure to communicate", but a bimbo, who controls her husband, who controls a major magazine, which is in the tank for any leftist candidate, especially Obama and, and uses its news coverage to throw the election to Obama and bring the country down.
And you didn't vote for gaw-damned one of 'em.
The US Army has replaced our Afghan fighters' AK-47s--the most durable, ubiquitous and dependable shoulder weapon in the world--with the venerable M-16.
I'm not knocking the M-16 which in its current variations is a fine weapon (though the "knock-down" argument over the small, high-velocity. 5.56mm round versus the 7.62mm NATO round still rages). The reason for the change was brought about by improved and more disclipined marksmanship by the Afghans. At this point in the war the Third World's "pray and spray" approach to combat is hardly a winner.
But beyond 250-300 yards, smacking someone with an AK, even for a decent shooter, is rare. The M-16 is very effective at 600 yards.
And we must remember that Afghanistan is not the jungle, tree-line environment of Vietnam, it's more ridge line, valley and canyons in which medium to long range accuracy is an asset.
Better trained Afghans with M16 and M4s will up the kill numbers, and despite all the crap about hearts and minds, and "talks", and diplomats..... depriving the enemy of his life is what it's all about.
In Marine Corps close combat training... I don't recall screaming "Aarrgghh.... Negotiate!!"