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I Always Wondered Where Food Came From

Guest article by Dan McNeil owner of Cartridge World 3656 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO 65807. Call for your toner and ink needs 417-823-9990

My wife is ill so I’ve taken over the cooking duties, a skill previously unknown to me. For the last 65 years, at mealtimes—poof!— it never failed—food magically appeared on my plate.  So I assumed food was a biblical manna thing, or maybe it came from some kind of a government airdrop.

A B-24 Liberator on a pork chop and mashed-potato run over my neighborhood. Evidently, this never happened.

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Black Plague Strikes Down Cartridge World Owner—Granny Died—Dog Ate My Newsletter

Today we are blessed? with another post from our famous guest Dan McNeil so sit back buckle up and hang on.

Not much of a newsletter this month due to a nasty three-week case of the flu.  Using the flu for an excuse is pretty mundane so I decided to pull out some of the excuses I used as a kid.  They probably sound a lot better fifty years later. Continue reading Black Plague Strikes Down Cartridge World Owner—Granny Died—Dog Ate My Newsletter

Unbelievable—Literally

This edition we are blessed with another guest article from Dan McNeil.

No matter the results, the biggest story of the presidential election is how the media “experts” nosedived themselves and their credibility, straight into a wall.

The Kamikazes had nuthin’ on these meatheads.

From left to right, there’s CNN-san, NBC-san, Fox-san, ABC-san, CBS-san, and MSNBC-san. BANZAI !!

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The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

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December 23, 1776

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

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Peaky Blinders

This week we have another article by our guest writer Dan McNeil, this time it is his take on gangster flicks.

If you like gangster flicks with lots of gritty atmosphere, check out a superb Netflix program call Peaky Blinders.

Ya gotta love gangster flicks.  They were especially huge back in the 1930’s when Al Capone and the boys were shooting up Chicago.  Actors like Jimmy Cagney made a living off of them. Continue reading Peaky Blinders