Just got some email forwards from the parents.

Item 1. A new Muslim stamp. It disses everything America stands for and insults the victimes of 9/11.
I don’t agree. You have a Christmas stamp, isn’t this the same thing?

Shouldn’t we boycott Christmas stamps because of the civil war in Ireland between Catholics and Protestants?
Item 2: Boycott Citgo. Citgo is owned by the Venezuelan government, who, according to the email, is going to destroy AMerica.

Puh-leeze. The guy is trying to feed his people and we are going to shoot him?

A reasonably fair analysis of the email here.

Yeah, maybe Chavez isn’t a saint, but are the Iraqis and the Saudis? You don’t have much trouble buying their gas. And I don’t have a problem with Cindy Sheehan. She has a beef, let her beef. It’s a free country.  Although it seems to be less so lately. She can visit whomever, and I just won’t listen if I don’t want to.

My star point is quoted: “From a Latin American point of view, Venezuelans should have the right to choose their own president — even one who sometimes insults the American president — without interference from the United States. ” If the French did that to us, we would be nuking them.

Have fun with your boycotts.


Corned Beef Story – Support your local specialty merchant!

Made a soup today, Creamy Reuben Soup (from the Frank’s Kraut website). Needed 1/2 lb of corned beef. Went to Jones Country Meats in Woodstock at 5:50P (they close at six). Said I needed 1/2 lb. He goes to the freezer, gets a frozen one, weighs it. 7 lbs. Bit much.

He cracks open the shrink wrap, brings it in back, and saws an inch-thick chunk off. Takes 3 mins. Then brings it back, on the scale. 1 lb. OK? Sure, I like extra meat. Wraps it up, to the register. They have Organic Valley stuff, I also get 2 cartons of O.V. chocolate milk. $7.95. All that service for $7.95.

Try that at Jewel. Support your local specialty merchant!