Repeated here so Tink won’t miss it, to help round out her chili knoweledge…
The guy in the commercial left out the “greasy” part in the description.
Another item they don’t have in California. Fritz said he had it a few nights ago for chili dogs, since when is Nevada considered the southwest?
(That was a pretty good commercial, but kinda tough to watch first thing in the morning.)
Thanks for the continued education, Outlaw.
NV was considered the SW about the same time as was AZ and UT.
…and now I want a chili cheese dog. From Wienerschnitzel. The nearest one is an hour away. *grumblegrumble*
What about Sonic or Dairy Queen? Not near as fun to spell, though (do they still use the “Der”?).
Tried ‘em both – not the same. It’s Wienerschnitzel or nothing! (They dropped the ‘Der’ back in ’77.)
They did not. Really?! That long ago?
Yep. So you must have a really good memory, seeing as you were a mere infant at the time, right?)
Merely a gleam in my father’s eye. (I wish.)
Weird they still have the “D” on their napkins, though. Rufus, your grandmother didn’t stock their paper supply, did she?
Sonic here in Vegas actually makes a pretty decent foot long chilidog.
I miss Sonic when I’m in Taiwan
It’s because you’re, if you’ll pardon the expression, not focused!
Got one across the street from work, so my belly will honor you with a visit today. Not rubbing it in — Solidarity.
We have Weinerschnitzel here as well. There are so many hotdog outfits around here it’s almost like San Francisco!
One chili-cheese dog down, one to go, then on to the chili-cheese fry burrito …
Oh my goodness! Your wife needs to get a hotel room tonight!
She’s been warned. goozer, for the record, I have no regrets. Again, solidarity!!!
Hey! Where’s my chilidog, whiteboy?
Unlike goozer, you’ve got a Wienerschnitzel nearby. Get in line, whitey!
Chilidog loving racist!
Best chilidogs I ever had was at a place in Michigan (La George’s, in Southfield, maybe? Or “something-Hills?”) Anyway, I ordered two of them, with onions and cheese on top. When they arrived, I couldn’t see them. They were buried, buns and all, underneath shroud of chili sauce, onions, and cheese. I had no idea how to eat them, and told my server. She told me that most folks use a knife and fork. Oh, yeah. Utensils!
You did me proud, son!
Even scarfed down a Polish Sandwich, too. On sale for a buck-fitty-nine, I’m not gonna argue. Screw it, I’m reffing basketball again and bring on the up and down the courts.
P.S. -fritz-, guilty as — BURRRRRRRRRRP!!! — charged.
Are you pregnant? That’s quite a lot of food for only one human!
Only those with small stomachs. C’mon, you’ve dined with me.
Dined or strapped on the feed bag?
Before or after the main course? That’s right, you wanna play, we gonna play.
Man I love me some chili and good chili is incredibly hard to come by in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region.
I have a very good and fairly easy recipe (it was my Grandfather’s) if you would like it, Skip. Then you could make it yourself.
I would be interested in any chili recipe you might offer. You think Skip has it bad finding chili, try living in Asia. They don’t even know what it is.
just send me one of those fancy electronic mails at drschplatt at gmail dot com
Sweet, I’d love to try that too.
I’ll add it to the 3D cookbook a little later today. With all of this chili making, sounds like Fritz will have a lot of company in the wind department.
Two Alarm Chili mix, all you need is the mix, 2lbs meat and two 8oz cans of tomato sauce…good stuff. You can order it on line…if I could figure out how to cut and paste on an I-pad I would give you a link.
Here’s another one, Eric should like…but it’s missing the tag line of the other one that I like better.
Nice. I’ll give it a try!
Coffee and the rest available over on the new, improved Open Thread!
“Newt has always had the worst case of political Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder since the beginning of clinical politics.” This is only one reason I can think of to keep him out of office. He can talk a good game; but, like our current POTUS, he loses focus as he goes on to the next exciting thing.
Let him control his mouth for a few years (and his adulterous proclivities); let him back away from the Third Way/Wave/Toffler crowd. Then, I’ll take a second look.
None taken. I haven’t declared for a candidate.
But at this point, who are we looking at? It’s amateur hour over at Cain’s campaign as the accusations keep piling up. Perry jumped in without much of a plan and can’t seem to get his act together. Romney does Newt does, just more often, more quietly, and a fraction of the conviction. For all of Newt’s flaws, he’s the one candidate in the race–the Architect of the Contract with America–who lead the battle in Congress for actual reform and won it. No other GOP politician since Reagan can claim so much. His current marriage is, by all accounts, solid and the “he cheated on his wife while she had cancer” canard has been refuted by his own daughter.
Now, I read this ten year old article. There’s some thumb sketch of a timeline, some snippets from thins Newt said, and a lot of commentary by the author. I have to be given more information than what this author alone presents (especially with the jibes about free trade agreements).
So, if you have a better candidate, please bring him forward. Seriously.
To add: The way this article string’s together its information makes me want more context for what facts are presented.
Sadly, I don’t have a better candidate. I don’t have a candidate that’s worse, either. My candidate might have been John Bolton; but, he’s not running; and, once I got to know him, I might have changed my mind. Or not.
Seriously, I don’t think I’d vote for any of them, and I’m tired of holding my nose when I vote. I like parts of Cain and Perry, but, not enough to campaign for them. Romney’s a non-starter; I don’t care how much money he has. Ditto Newt. We can’t afford to have another unfocused commander-in-chief. I’m looking for a statesman; and, I don’t see any.
Why then don’t you run? You’d be 1000% better that the IIC we now have, plus the added fact that you would operate within the Constitution, which is something these hacks refuse to do! Plus you’re a Christian and conservative.
I am ambivalent towards Newt. I honestly don’t know if he could be elected….Speaking of Cain…a month of this distraction is enough. Please go away…now.
no one who divorces a wife with cancer will get elected. I don’t even have to know the full back story to know that. Sorry Newt.
Cain… WTF was he thinking? He knew these wimmins were out there (at least the 2 settlements) — if he really thought they wouldn’t come to surface then he’s an idiot.
The GOP establishment did this… better now than by the DNC when he was the main guy. Bye bye Cain.
Floyd, did you read Jackie Gingrich Cushman’s account of the story? He didn’t divorce her while she had cancer. They’d already discussed the divorce before she went to the hospital, for the removal of a benign tumor (she’s still alive). The rest is pretty vicious spin.
Oh. Wait. Never mind…
As Lars said, Floyd, it didn’t go down that way.
I know that Lars… I should have been clearer (and more fair to Gingrich too)… I’m just saying he’s unelectable… I’m very sympathetic to much of what Gingrich stands for, but a good 40% or so are not and a lot of people will hear divorce, cancer, etc. and shut him out without looking any deeper. That’s wrong, but sadly a lot of folks will not go beyond that. Heck, I like a lot of what he has to say and I thought that until I did some digging a few years ago.
I think he has other flaws that keep me from supporting him (like that video of him with Nancy Pelosi and global warming — which I know he has disavowed but still. )
Yeah, there is that. I’d forgotten about that video.
I’m hesitant to comment on the Cain issue until we have more information, but as someone who has an inside perspective on executives in business I can completely believe he wasn’t concerned about these allegations. You would not believe the law suits, threats of law suits, complaints of harassment/racism/sexism/agism/lack of diversity/lack of religious diversity, etc., the typical company deals with ALL THE TIME. I can’t tell you how many petty and even completely fictitious accusations I’ve witnessed, as well as legitimate abuses of power. Half the time someone is passed over for a promotion there are claims of discrimination. Everyone has to be filed and dealt with.
HR and legal almost always take the Executives accused out of the loop to ensure independence. I know of cases I’ve been involved with where the CEO honestly does not know if there was a settlement, or what it was. I have yet to see anyone dispute that none of these ladies were given legal recourse or recompense based on her allegations. Those who got “settlements” got severance because they were released from employment. That’s not an admission of guilt. It’s evidence the company thought the women were not worth retaining. It’s also evidence the women were unprincipled enough to drop legal action in return for some cash.
Talk to HR people and Executives. Cain’s actions so far are not hard to believe. To use an extreme example, do you think if Jeffrey Immelt of GE decided to run for President he would sit down with his staff and run through every discrimination and harrassment suit filed at GE during his tenure? Even ones where he was implicated? It’s a mound of trash. He doesn’t even know about 1/100th of them and the ones he does know about he likely doesn’t remember the settlements.
My own comments were never in regards as to whether Cain is guilt or not, but only on how he’s handle the situation.
I’m not saying Cain has to be concerned with their legitimacy. Their very existence is trouble and he should have thrown them out there up front. This isn’t amateur hour — this is a presidential election.
I agree on your feelings regarding the absurd and cruel manner that Newt treated his ex-wife.
five women..not one…all with the same story and Cain has said to expect more to come out? HELLO?
I agree the numbers are suspicious, but I’m staying out of judging. I have almost no evidence to go on. Do people falsely accuse people? Yes. Do people sexually harass and assault people? Yes. So I am willing to believe either side is correct. Absent more evidence I cannot judge.
My point is regarding folks who are shocked that Cain had not done more preparation. I can completely understand that aspect of his behavior. Personnel complaints like the ones mentioned by these women are an everyday occurrence and standard operating procedure is to segregate the accused from the process so the company can maintain independence in the ensuing investigation.
The fact that the first woman saved all of the paper work and that it proves it was a settlement and not serverence and then voila Cain leaves NRA? HUH?
A lot of people are trying to blame the women which is crappy. Cain lied, obsfucated, made horrid unsubstantiated attacks on other campaigns and yet he’s innocent? He is a distraction.
And the problem with Newt is not that he dumped his wife while she was worried about Cancer its something else…they never really gave out the reasons why he resigned from Congress did they?
Rumors have it it was phone calls to sex lines…
ME? Sergeant Shultz???? “Sergeant Shultz 4 President!” I don’t know -fritz-, I just don’t know.
Kidding aside, I’m still looking for a statesman.
I tend to be hawkish on military issues; but, I never served. Put those two attributes together and you’ll have World War 3, just because the POTUS wanted to “see how those things worked.”
You understand the program though, which gives you a leg up. I’ve seen the reverse happen many times before, with this current admin., and at various places I’ve worked. There seems to be, with some obvious exceptions of course, a tendancy for those high up in the chain(s) of command, to emplace underlings that “see nothing, and know nothing,” as Schultz would say. They do this I believe, so as to make them, the higher ups, appear to be near geniuses. In actuality the reverse is true. When one surrounds himself with idiots, it really does a lot of damage, and makes the boss look like anything but a braintrust. I’ve seen it time after time where a superintendant or above will have nothing but bums, so as to make himself look good, and to prevent a good rising star from getting his job. It’s his “fear factor!” If, on the contrary, he surrounds himself with good, stable, intelligent subordinates, it will get the job done properly and make the boss shine. He’ll get a promotion even higher, and that rising star may get his job, but only because it is vacant because the boss moved even higher.
Obama is not only totally unqualified for the job of POTUS, but he surrounded himself with nothing but idiots, who have gotten our country into a fine mess that will be hard to dig our way out of. If you, on the other hand, were to run for and win the election as POTUS, you could/would surround yourself with knowledgible, qualified individuals who work within the framework of the Constitution and do their jobs well. Know what I mean, Vern?
Well, OK, you sold me on it. Now, where can I get my hands on $100,000,000.00? Gotta have those campaign $$$, or, in this case, $$$$$$$$$$$$.
By the way, would you be interested in the SecDef job?
What job do I get?
Which one do you want? I’m not appointing anyone over at Education. Figure they’ll wither on the vine without a head. Ditto for Agriculture, HHS, Labor, HUD, Energy, EPA, and, maybe, Transportation. Did I mention Homeland Security, too? I’d Hold on to Defense, and Veteran’s Affairs. See?? Already I’m saving budget money. Which job do you want? Decide quickly; there aren’t that many to go around.
I might establish a Department of Bacon and Gravy, too.
No czars or czarinas…Pleeeze!
But…the B & G Dept. has a great ring to it! Oh, before I forget…Please do not let the First Lady to be pick a pet project that will tick off half the electorate.
Are you good at putting nations in their place? SecState might be the post for you.
Or, would the Department of Cookies be more your style?
Social Secretary or Head of Protocol. Either way I would probably have a wardrobe budget and could plan for a happy hour every afternoon. The Czarina of Cookies does have a nice ring to it, however.
Unelectable or not, Newt is elevating the process. The back biting of past debates is history, Newt has pretty much set the tone here and it is for the best. Rightly targeting the opponent, Obama, and praising each of his competitors, Newt is spot on. (They call that leadership by the way) Let the voters decide.
A mayor who died in 2010 is apparently still signing letters on behalf of a gun control group.
You conservatives just won’t stop attacking the civil rights of dead people, will you?
They gave up their rights when the first shovelfull of dirt was tossed in the 6 foot space they, temporarily at least, occupy!
Good interview with the producer of “Vietnam in HD”, an upcoming Discovery Channel doc on the Vietnam War. He talks about how Hollywood and the MSM always depict the war wrong, and how he made sure this doc was from the veterans’ point of view, to make sure he gets it right. Good for him.
It’s on History Channel… and it started last night. A good start by the 20 minutes or so I was able to watch.
I missed it, cr@p.
It’s on the history channel it will be re-run 1000 times at least.
Kit, I don’t know much of a stickler you are to watching replayed TV on 3rd party websites but I found it on Megavideo. I watch a lot of TV on sites like Megavideo because I can’t get it any other way when I’m in Taiwan.
Coach Paterno, thank you. You admit you made a mistake by not doing more upon learning of Jerry Sandusky’s deviant behavior in 2002, and that’s good enough for me. I’ve been praying for the kids and their families, Sandusky’s soul, swift and eventual justice, and for you to now exit as gracefully as possible. Those of us who know you more by your last 40+ years instead of the information learned in these past five days appreciate what you’ve done for Penn State, on and off the field. Again, thank you.
Glad he decided to step down. He’s been a great coach, and would have continued to be a great coach. I’m sure this incident really took his breath away.
Still, at the end of his speech, he dedicated the rest of his life to Penn State, the very institution that covered up the crime. What am I to make of that?
I think he realizes that many amends and much work will need to be done for the University to overcome this and wants to do what he can to help. He may also have ideas on how it can be avoided in the future since he lived through it.
The university’s bigger than the deviant schmuck Sandusky who caused others to let this disgusting and disappointing situation to go on as long as it did. Coach Paterno understands that and I’m of the mindset we owe him that much, to get the ship steering in the right direction again.
“…who caused others to let this disgusting and disappointing situation to go on as long as it did.”
Can you clarify that clause? I don’t understand.
Sandusky’s selfish, deviant and deceptive behavior harmed many people, sadly more people than deserved to be affected.
Thanks for the clarification, and I know you mean that nobody deserved to be affected.
Not in favor of them driving big rigs here. But then I’m not very happy about the illegal with an expired Mexican license and no insurance that rear-ended my Nissan last year either. However my reasons for both are about the same!
Answer for that one…drop the loads at the border and give the run from there north to American truck drivers who are out of work!
We are not the United States of Central and North America!
Good Dr.Schplatt,(like the new eyed look) I understand some folks are peeing on the coal of the Cain Train. Are you still shoveling? Or are you waivering? I don’t think the accusations are credible, as I have yet to see or hear any evidence of inapproriate actions on his part. Innocence is presumed, guilt must be proven. Where are your sentiments, today?