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Your show this morning inspired me to make some bacon. Are you aware that you are inspiring excessive, spontaneous bacon consumption? Well, I just happened to have some fine, thick-cut, hickory smoked bacon in the meat drawer, so I threw it in the frying pan! Attached is a photo of its sizzling goodness (mmm, can't you just smell it?). I have also attached a photo of my BACON GREASE JAR FOR RUSTY! And, Rusty, I am 26, AND FROM VIRGINIA, so you have NO EXCUSE! Bacon grease is an excellent cooking tool, so much more than just a bacon by-product. Also, if you find a coffee cup to be unsatisfactory for a bacon grease storage container, for whatever reason/excuse you use, please remember that you are not required to use a mug! My family does use mugs for their bacon grease stash, but my husband, Major Will, has always reused jars for bacon grease. The one pictured is a washed and sanitized pickled okra jar. It does a fine job! Uncle Henry, I hope this helps you smear some sense onto your intern.
Now a happy listener in NC, thanks to Major Will,
Hillary (no not that one, thank God)
Rusty, next time, COMB YOUR HAIR!
Good evening, Uncle Henry,
Earlier last week I stopped by our local butcher and picked up three pounds of chuck roast to make Spicy Cowboy Chili and two pounds of bacon as both my supply of bacon grease and the pre-cooked bacon in the freezer were running low. We have about ten pounds of uncooked, vacuum-sealed bacon on hand, but that is for emergency use.
I cooked up both pounds at once and collected the grease with my George Foreman Grill. It was then collected into a Pyrex receptacle and placed into the refrigerator for use in the making of cornbread, the cooking of eggs, and the creation of gumbo, as well as other deliciousness such as pancakes and french toast.
Attached are pictures of the bacon before and after it was cooked. Also shown is the grease that was collected and the means by which we protect our bacon and grease.
Lastly, while this was cooking up I decided to make use of the remaining pre-cooked bacon and had myself a toasted peanut butter sandwich made with the bread my wife bakes fresh every week. I washed it down with a tall glass of sweet tea made with Community, the best tea around!
Anyway, feel free to post these pictures on the website. With luck you'll have quite the bacon-scented archive before the year is done!
Looking forward to the week!
Here are all three candidates from their interviews on the Uncle Henry Show. The election is January 29.
Saturday, Alabama fans celebrated the Tide's latest championship with a special parade and ceremony in Tuscaloosa. Thank you to Uncle Henry Show listener Bristol T. for taking these pictures and sharing them with those of us who are homebound, shut-in or just opposed to going anywhere. ROLL TIDE ROLL!
Good morning, Uncle Henry,
Freddy, at the time of the Founding the militaries of the day carried rifles and muskets. Our Founding Fathers did not turn around and tell the citizenry that they could only carry crossbows and spears because they did not wish for them to be as well-armed as the military. On the contrary, our Founding Fathers knew that in order for the American people to remain free they must be as well armed and well equipped as the military.
Had the Founding Fathers had access to machine guns and automatic rifles they would want the citizenry to be equipped with them, so as to act as both support for the military in the event of external invasion and to act as the final check against tyranny from within.
There is a reason why the dictatorships of the 20th century disarmed the populace before showing their true colors. The Nazis in Germany and the Communists in Russia and China never would have survived if they had faced armed opposition. But, once their respective peoples were disarmed they subjugated them, segregated them, and murdered them.
I pray such a time does not come to this country, Freddy, but if it does I pray there is a patriot near you who can protect you with his Bushmaster. Because you will need someone to protect you if you won't do it yourself.
Take care, Uncle Henry! Rusty, congratulations on the handgun! Consider a rifle or a shotgun for home defense, but for now a handgun is a great weapon since you will have the ability to carry it once you get a license.
Good Morning Uncle Henry,
About Obama’s 23 Executive Actions. No’s 16, 17, and 20 through 23 reference mental health and the Affordable Care Act. These actions concern me. The media is touting that Obama has closed a loophole at gun shows. Whether he has or hasn’t I can’t say as I’m not familiar with the process of purchasing a firearm at a gun show. However, while he may have closed that loophole, I feel he has created a larger one, leaving a huge grey area for more restrictions under the No’s I cited. Here’s my concern. What EXACTLY defines mental instability? For instance, a person that had to take an anti depressant (or ssri) for a non threatening life issue VS a severe case of paranoid schizophrenia. This is a very wide range Obama is leaving Secretary Sebelius to work with. I know people taking anti-depressants that would never take another life unless it was a self defense situation. This should concern folks.
In 2007, after the VA Tech shooting, Congress passed a law that would prevent guns finding their way into the hands of the mentally ill. The LA Times reported:
"The measure, signed by President George W. Bush, promised to strengthen the 14-year-old National Instant Criminal Background Check System by establishing incentives and penalties to prod states to submit records of people legally barred under federal law from buying guns — including those who had been committed to mental institutions.
But today, that promise remains unfulfilled. More than half the states haven't provided mental health records to the federal database that gun dealers use to check on buyers. And the gap in dealing with the mentally ill is just one of myriad problems that have hampered background checks."
It’s just something to think about Uncle Henry. Obama knows he can’t eradicate the Second Amendment so he’ll go through the ACA for gun control. I don’t see how any of these Executive Actions will prevent criminals or the mentally ill from committing horrific crimes as we’ve seen in the past. Yet law abiding citizens continue to pay for those crimes.
Have a great day and Roll Tide,