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The high price.
My wife sent me out for a frozen turkey breast a couple weeks back
I ran to the store this evening for a couple of items, not Thanksgiving related. There were whole turkeys, lots of turkeys, on sale. 29 cents a pound! No shortage!
I picked up a 14.14 pounder for $4.10.
I got two 24-pounders for $0.47/lb Tuesday evening. One’s in the chest freezer and I’ll cook it when convenient. Might grab another one Thursday morning if I feel like it, and let it defrost in the garage over the next few days and then toss the meat in the freezer. No sense in letting the store’s loss leader go to waste, right?
BTW, the defrosting of the one bird in the garage isn’t going so well, likely because the garage averages right around freezing. To clarify for the benefit of those of you in North Carolina, that’s the freezing point of water, not the solidification point of lard or polyethylene or anything like that. It’s chilly. Luckily, guest plans for Thanksgiving have all been cancelled for one reason or another, so I can cook it on Saturday or whenever convenient.
“not the solidification point of lard”
Geez, you Yanks don’t know nothing.
24 pounds is a thawing out nightmare. 4-5 days in the fridge.
My darn freezer is full or I’d go get a couple more.
I don’t want to be a pick me, but I think I can beat that price. I ordered my turkey from Kroger via a pickup, and when I got there, the employee told me that there have been a mistake in the pricing of my 14 pound turkey so she just gave it to me. Net cost me, zero cents per pound.
By the way, Happy Thanksgiving to all hear abouts.
Well, no, that price cannot be beat. Unless they pay you to cart the bird off 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone else that loves America!
I discover this morning that we are not cooking birds today, the children have that covered. So, our birds are for later. But not much later since they are thawed or thawing out.
In case anyone missed it the first time or needs a reminder: How to Talk to that One Embarrassing Kid at Thanksgiving
Hey thanks! I did need a reminder.
OTOH, I’ll not have a problem at dinner today.
It’s just not thanksgiving until the turkeys hit the parking lot!
I see that the media and chattering classes have decided it is time for another round of covid scariant theater, just in time for the holidays. Cases! Mutations! Scary scary scary!
Pfizer is already talking about a whole new not-vaccine, doubtless counting the billions in profit that will come rolling in. All the suckers taking the clot shots are about to become unvaxxed heretics again until they get the latest, greatest, newest clot shot. Travel restrictions are going back up, soon to be followed by fresh lockdowns and similar idiocy that won’t actually stop anything from spreading. If this new mutation has existed long enough to be recognized as a separate strain and tested for, then it has existed long enough to already spread around the world. But there will be the usual shrieking by the usual suspects to close those barn doors anyway.
Anyone got a dimensional portal handy? This timeline sucks.
Continuous until it doesn’t work anymore. It will always work on those with Teutonic minds. Hope isn’t much, but I keep hoping the moderate mushy middle that cannot make up their minds will finally wake up to the fact they are being played.
At least 30-40% of this country are fucked and will believe anything the government tells them, including that ankle and wrist chains are good for them. I just hope it’s not anymore than that.
Oh no, it’s Omnicrom!! Better get
Optimus PrimeDr. FraudXi to fight himit. TransformersVariants RobotsJust Flu in disguise
Never ending variants. It’s a virus. Almost as deadly as the flu.
How would anyone know if there really were variants.
I don’t even see how they know. The PCR tests can’t tell you the diff in the flu, colds or coronavirus caused flu like diseases. Because they’re all basic variants of a virus that began who knows how long ago. Millions of years probably and the human kind is probably as old as there have been humans.
Yet the flu disappeared for this whole time now and WuFlu seems to follow the exact same pattern as any flu does and with similar results.
WuFlu is a MacGuffin. It panics people, thus allowing for massive vote harvesting and fraud in the 30% range (an impossible margin of fraud to overcome), which gives Deep State and the ChiComs and the their other anti-American allies More Power and Control. They have to keep WuFlu out there in the eye of the Public.
But that will not stop them from creating a new variant every few weeks, as required.
Because it works. At least 30% of the Country is running around like there’s hairs on fire and their asses are catchin’
The Variants are the way to keep the Panic Porn at 11 and justify 3 week mail in ballot harvesting errrrr “voting”.
Am I the only one who is kind of worried that Hillary Clinton has risen from her crypt in Chappaqua and is publicly opining about national issues again? She has shown up in the national media a couple times over the past week or so, talking about politics and current events as if anyone wants to know what she thinks. With old poopy-pants visibly failing and not even Democrats liking Harris, I am sensing an attempt to position herself for the future. “Hey Democrats! I’m rested, I’m ready! Shits and Giggles are obviously not going to cut it for 2024, so what do you say?”
She’s dead, doesn’t know it yet.
Even many of the prog class don’t like her.
Hillary may already be dead — she certainly looks like she is decomposing pretty badly. But that has not stopped her from shambling along.
No need to alienate the shrillary minions, so they let her shamble. But that’s it IMO.
I think tanking McAwful when they could easily have stolen it for him like they did in NJ is a sign the Dems are trying to purge Her Crookedness.
I hope so at least.
She probably just sees an opportunity here.
Meanwhile they’re floating a Kamel Humps/Buttgag 2024 meme. Prepping for when Joetato gets mashed and tossed and Kamel Humps has to pick a new Veep.
Buttgag was confirmed something like 86-13 for Trans Sec so how could the GOP object now? (Very probably the GOP knew this. McConnell cut a deal. That’s why they left him a 50/50 Senate so the Opposition Tango in the Kabuki Theater could continue?)
Some days are just betterer than others – today is a good day:
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I hope it kills him. I’m done with being nice to these arseholes.
No sympathy for the idiot lefty. But odds are this is a false positive, and even if it isn’t the likelihood of someone his age and physical condition having severe symptoms is essentially zero. And he is certainly rich enough that any quarantine rigamarole is a minor inconvenience, not the huge life disruption that it would be for an average person.
We are most certainly NOT all in this together.
The Useless Vaxx that doesn’t stop you from getting it or giving it and in highly vaxxed countries they have no difference in serious illness than lesser vaxxed countries.
It’s like it’s a high priced Placebo.
Anyone know how much each Jab is actually costing us via the “Government’s” “Generosity”?
I’ve heard the booster was 7-800 each. Can’t say where that came from or vouch for its accuracy.
“In initial deals with the US government, Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine costs $19.50 per dose, compared with $15 for Moderna’s shot, $16 for Novavax’s, $10 for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine and $4 for AstraZeneca’s.”
For what it’s worth, from June 9th:
Sounds like Trump negotiated a good deal.
That’s extremely low.
It’s still almost 3-4 Billion for the initial jabs, depending upon the mix (two doses or one and of which one).
The boosters weren’t known when Trump left office. Why do I now believe that 600-700 number. Dumb Joetato.
While scanning headlines this morning, I saw that Congress has had yet another round of Shutdown Theater. OH NOES!!! The government was going to shut down! <gasp of horror> But now we are SAVED! Eleventy!!!
How many times have we seen this movie now? It is becoming rather perfunctory, with no one even pretending to take it seriously. Until this morning I had not even heard that we were in terrible, terrible danger (yet again). Yawn. At this point, the boy who cried wolf has died in his sleep from old age, and no one noticed. That is how stale and tired this routine is. Our political class is just going through the motions — they don’t even pretend very hard any more.
It’s like the Soviet Union circa the 1980’s except that the malaise is just starting and could have decades to run its course…
Come to think of it, this must have been what the end of the Roman Empire felt like a decade or so before the first marauders reached Rome…
Yep. Even the people running the show don’t believe in it enough to bother to put any effort into it. Call it a fourth turning, or a K-wave, or civilizational exhaustion. There is just no positive, creative energy left. Only the rats and termites gnawing at the foundations seem to have any real drive any more.
Like the huge tree that is just a hollow shell, our society may still look sort of OK from the outside. But one good gale could snap it in half and topple the whole thing.
I think it’s more than that.
Trump showed the energy of America is there and easily tapped into to MAGA.
It’s the “leadership”. Brutal Thugs running things whose only “merit” is their willingness to destroy anyone who threatens their Power. Only to be swept aside from thugs who are willing to be more brutal. Caesar was nothing compared to the people who supplanted him. Augustus commanded armies to defeat Antony, but then ruled over Pax Romana which lasted a long time. Each successive Emperor devolved until it deteriorated into insanity. Then each Emperor simply commanded a bunch of legionnaires to March on Rome and seize Power or die. Then they brought in the Germanic tribes to be their mercenaries. Then Germanic warlords began making themselves Emperor.
All the while there was still a lot of talent and energy in the Roman Empire. All to no avail. The leadership feared those who were competent and were brutal enough to make them lay low.
In modern times the brutality is on a smaller scale because tech has allowed them to be more surgical in their brutality.
I fear we are headed to the point where that will escalate to large.scale brutality. Meanwhile the Hank Wankers will laugh as if they’re oh so smart. Not dumb, like everyone thinks.
“Trump showed the energy of America is there…”
His greatest “sin”. He proved it was possible to turn the country around, to make it great again, and do it easily and quickly. The commies could not allow the population to realize how well off they could be.