Archive for February 14, 2010

Veal and loathing in Fitchburg Massachusetts…

Posted: February 14, 2010 by datechguy in fun, hobbies, personal
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…well in my kitchen anyway.

Fresh Veal from Romano's Mkt.

By the look of it I don’t think there is going to be a lot of loathing. The veal seems to be coming out perfect, once the sauce and cheese are added and the Ziti cooked the perfect Valentines meal will be ready for supper.

You know there is more to life than politics, protest and trying to win the day, make sure you keep that in mind as the days go by.

You might remember yesterday I posted a video of Joan Conroy talking about planned parenthood and minorities. As was evident Joan would not be a member of any minority group so what business does she have saying anything about it?

I’ve never been one for the chickenhawk argument business but for those who are meet Jeff Mercie:

The right choice

Posted: February 14, 2010 by datechguy in local stuff, oddities
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A tough call for the 5th street diner.

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and for 40 days Catholics will be eating a whole lot more fish.

Their fish dinner is first rate but they expect to see the price of their fresh fish is likely going to go from $4.99lb to $7.99 lb. (Last week they paid $6.99 lb).

With fries and slaw they normally get $7 for their fish. At $4.99 they can make a profit, at $6.99 it is very tiny, at $7.99? Forget it.

Now the local supermarket is offering “previously frozen” Haddock for $4.99 lb this week. So in theory they could pick up some of that and keep the same prices but the fish would not be freshly caught.

When I asked about this. she didn’t have to think once. If the price goes up as they expect, they will raise the price enough to at least break even. When I asked Tina why she told me a fact of restaurant life: When people like what you have you don’t change it.

So it will be tighter belts for the customer and for the owners but the food will still be great and Robert Stacy’s picture is above the corner booth in his Alabama pull over.

…as the democratic party is now discovering:

“People are coming out of the woodwork saying, ‘We’ve been Republicans in hiding and now we want to be out and help,’ ” said Jeffrey Hopkins, chairman of the City Republican Committee in the old Democratic union stronghold of Fall River.

It’s like the fall of communism, once people lose their fear they will suddenly shout out what they think:

In the past, he said, “You tend not to talk about your political beliefs very much. You won’t find anyone who agrees with you and you end up getting into fights.” But now, “That’s changing.”

However it hasn’t changed everywhere:

One Provincetown businesswoman and closet Republican said she’d like someone to organize a town GOP group, but she’s not sure it will happen.

She didn’t want her name used out of fear she’d lose customers. “Everybody has to have the courage of their convictions,” she said, “but I’m worried about my business.”

It remains to seen what is going to be the result. How will our democratic friends react? Have they learned anything, will republicans overreach?

It will be fun to find out.

Update: Hotair notices