Thursday, May 22, 2008

Joke of The Year - Economic Stimulus Payment

Lets figure........Gasoline prices double to $4.oo/gal.
2 car family/1 tank of gasoline/wk/car.
Average tank size=18gals x 2 =36gal.
$2.00 increase/gal this year.
36 x 2 = $72

You do the math........$72 x 52wks = $3,744/yr

Economic Stimulus Payment = $1,800

Seems to me that the ESP becomes the Oil Company Stimulus Payment.

C. Oxford

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Great Recipe also Vote American!!

Congratulations to Mario Chalmers and Kansas Jayhawks for the great season and it's most exciting and successful ending!!
Easy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Ready In: 2 hours
Serves: 5

This is a simple but delicious meal of the whole family. Make it ahead of time ahead of time and it will be keep in the refrigerator. Is actually better the next day. Very satisfying on a chilly day. I love to carry the leftovers to work for a nice lunch.


1 pound of boneless chicken breast meat
1 (15oz) can of whole small new potatoes
1 (8oz) can mixed peas and carrots
1 (8oz) can whole kernel corn
1 (8oz) can cut green beans
1 (8oz) can green lima beans
1 medium size onion
2 cups of raw cabbage
1 (8oz) can tomato paste
1 tbsp of ground black pepper
3 chicken bullion cubes
3 tbsp Emeril Seasoning (optional)
salt to taste

1. Heat oven to 400f, cut chicken breasts into strips about 1/2 inch wide and coat with the Emeril Seasoning or seasoning you prefer.If you
prefer to cook chicken breast pieces whole it will just take longer to get done. I normally cut in these strips so that chicken will be ready to put
in the soup when I am through preparing the other ingredients. Another option is to boil the chicken meat to cook. I prefer the texture of the
baked chicken to boiled chicken. Bake the strips 30 minutes.

2. After the chicken has started cooking, add the peas and carrots, corn, green beans, and lima beans (drain all before adding) to a large pot
Add enough water cover vegetables and start heating to a boil. Add more water later if necessary to bring to your desired consitency.

3. Cut potatoes into approximately 1/2 inch cubes, add to the pot.

4. Chop onion and cabbage and add to pot.

5. Add tomato paste to and black pepper to pot.

6. Bring to a boil and add bullion cubes.

7. Turn heat to medium low and simmer.

8. When finished baking, cut chicken into bite size chunks and add to soup mix.

9. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours and add salt to taste.

If consistency is to thick, add some water or chicken broth and cook a little while longer.

C. Oxford

Remember the upcoming Primaries and the Election.

VOTE AMERICAN, that which is best for out nation!! You have to live here and pay taxes.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Protect Your GPS System from Theft

Global Positioning Systems, or GPS as they are called, is one of the most popular selling auto accessories. The systems have also become popular among thieves looking to make some fast money.

The system prices range from expensive to very affordable by most people. The demand is so high, a thief can turn them into cash quickly. The GPS systems are almost impossible to trace if stolen.

The number of these thefts is increasing daily. It is reported that in some of the larger cities, the stolen systems can easily end up in the posession of taxi operators.

If you own one of these Global Positioning Systems try to follow the few basic rules listed below to help insure that it does not become the object of thieves.

  • Do not leave anything related to the GPS visable when your vehicle is not occupied. Most thefts have occurred when the system or the mount could be seen from outside the vehicle.
  • If you are using a windshied mount, clean the rings left by the suction from the glass. If a thief sees these rings, he is more likely to break into the car looking for a hidden device.
  • Carry the system with you when leaving the vehicle parked in a public area like a shopping center or motel parking lot. Try to stay away from dash mounted systems.
  • Write done the system serial number and keep in a safe place. The number can be checked if any are recovered by the police.

This is just a few tips that may save you from loss of time and money. They could possible keep your from having your window smashed and your vehicle broken into.

C. Oxford


Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Deadliest Catch

Deadliest Catch’s 4th season premier has been announced by the Discovery Channel to take place on Tuesday, April 15. The documentary style reality TV show is my favorite series of this channel’s programming.

The Deadliest Catch portrays the every day life during the crabbing season of the captain and crew members of the crab fishing vessels on the Bering Sea. It shows both the dangers and normal work routines of this sometimes deadly occupation.

The port of Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska is the base of operations for all of the fleets featured on the show. The show gets it name because crab fishing on the Bering Sea is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.

The series normally follows several boats during the 2 major crab fishing seasons, the Red or King Crab in October and the Orange or Opilio Crab in January.

Each of the shows has a story line or situation that occurs on one or more of the boats. There is focus on some of the new crew members or greenhorns. The captains and their searches for the crab are always featured with a competition taking place between each boat and crew.

The true dangers of the profession are always present and are presented in a real-life setting. Their number one fear of all the crews is the non forgiving weather that is ever present.

Three of the boats and crews featured on the Deadliest Catch are the Northwestern, the Time Bandit, and the Cornelia Marie.

Catch the first episode of the 2008 season on April 15 and get hooked.

C. Oxford

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas A. Edison