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I always seek a local 'gourmet' restaurant when traveling.  Chain restaurants never!  I'd never heard of a 5-star rated catfish restaurant until I arrived in Russellville, AR.  My local research led me to Brown's Catfish restaurant 1804 E. Main. There it was. Everybody who'd eaten there had given it a 5-star review on Yelp. And gourmet it was.  On the lunch menu our attention was immediately drawn to Al's Catfish Po' Boy. It is a mouthwatering treat just to read its ingredients on the menu:  Catfish, Creole cole slaw, fried green tomatoes, jalapeno-pepper spiked 'angry' tartar - remoulade on a classic roll. Green tomatoes?  Is that a side, we asked?  "No. It and the cole slaw is on the sandwich.  The side is French fries."  That caused us to let out a silent, but collective 'WOW!' to ourselves.  "We'll take that and unsweetened ice tea with lemon." When the waitress left, we discussed green tomatoes on a sandwich.  Al came by and we inquired where he developed such a 'concoction' for a catfish sandwich. "That's the way we used to eat 'em down in Louisiana when I was growing up, so I started it here," he explained, adding he first opened the restaurant 24 years ago,but has remodeled recently and he's now opening for lunch. He has numerous cajun specialities from back home and offers a large buffet at dinner. Anyone passing with 50 miles of Russellville should visit the laid back, comfy little southern town of Russellville where the mayor has a monthly coffee with the citizens in city hall and council agendas are posted on the web for all to see - proud of their transparency. Home of the state's only nuclear power plant, Russellville is also the home of Arkansas Tech University. It is the county seat of Pope Co. and has a population of only about 27,500 people with only 6,182 living in the city. There are always residents of note in these little burgs.  In Russellville's case notables include Scott Bradley, an American composer noted for his works in Tom & Jerry cartoons; Russellville high graduate, actress Natalie Canerday who played in Sling Blade, October Sky, Walk the Line; Jeff Davis, thrice-elected governor and later U.S. Senator; and Brooks Hays, U.S. representative and adviser to both Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. To the notables, I have to add Al Brown and his catfish restaurant. For more information go to http://www.browns-catfish.com.
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Government sanctioned sexual molestation has gone too far.  They are illegal, but they could put the 'thrill' back in flying! The American public should show their displeasure by refusing body scans and physical molestation by Transportation Security Administration. Such searches will continue only as long as the public refuses.  Holiday flyers have a perfect opportunity to refuse - would could draw attention as it gums up the national transportation network. This continued and gradual theft of individual rights is one reason I don't fly anymore.  I worked for an airline.  I loved flying in the old days.  Frequently I'd get off work at 10 or 1    1 p.m. at Los Angeles International, board a plane and fly to Seattle or Portsmouth overnight - getting great night's sleep. On the return trip to LA, I be awakened and served a filet migon steak and champagne breakfast, offboard and go home for rest of the morning.  Travel was fast and easy.  I designed a system to move bags from airliner to baggage area as quickly as 30 seconds after opening the hatch door. Now, that freedom and convenience has been replaced by bureaucrat whackjobs applying increasing frustrating and ineffective rules and regulations. PROFILE - that's the solution.  60 YO Iowa grannies ain't a threat. Mormon infants in diapers ain't a threat.  If you can't look at a couple and tell whether they are likely to make homicide bombers out of their babies, then the bureaucrats should be loose on the public. Read the rest of this entry »
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VIRGINIA BEACH (August 10, 2010) - - Just pondering:   Who's yo daddy?  Did Obama's daddy (a part time sex toy for his white mama for a short while) really serve in World War II as the president claimed?  Is oral sex cheaper than a haircut?  Can a Christian-educated at religious entertainer Pat Robertson's Regent University be the largest booze seller in the state? Can government really run a railroad? Those are just some questions people ask.  They come from the Internet, the barber and the news media.  Some of them stick around for a few hours each day, some longer, but not all for real long. President Obama, in talking about veteran services and need to support them, told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on June 28, 2008 that his father served in World War II and when he came home he got the veteran services he needed, including treatment for PSTD.  (See YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv4jnlkxOaw). His father born in 1936 would have only been 5 years old when WW II started and less than 10 years old when it ended.  Obama lied?  Or simply 'mis-spoke?' Most of us believe he probably lied.  Snopes, an Obama apologist organization, chalks it up to he mis-spoke.  You can listen to the his speech on YouTube and make up your own mind. Oral sex cheaper than a haircut?  My barber said it was! I went the cheap route and decided to try a 'regular' barber shop instead of a fancy-smancy stylist I usually went to, a couple months back.  Hadn't been in such a place since I was a child when it was 2-bits for a shave and a haircut (and I was too young for the shave). There was foreign female barber, possibly Filipino, open and I was her next victim. Being noted for big mouth and no forethought, I flippantly quipped, "Hair cut $5?" Without missing a beat, she said, "Oral Sex, $5.  Haircut $15."  "Lets proceed with the haircut," I replied. Big Mac, our GOP governor, who once had a problem of trying to determine if  he had ever experienced oral sex, came out of Regent University - a devout Christian lawyer. Like down in the Bible belt where the Southern Baptists were in a conspiracy with bootleggers and 'shine runners' that kept us good ole hillbillies 'dry,' it's hard to believe that Big Mac has to tour the state to dump its liquor industry. Cretins fear it is going to cause liquor stores to be 'seeded' on every  corner of every city, county, and town.  Who cares?  If they can't make money, they'll shut down on their own.  For the rest us, it'll offer competitive prices. And no!  No government in the U.S. can run a railroad. In Norfolk, the executive black director who was trying to build a 'light rail' monument to himself was so incompetent that he allowed the project to go over budget $108 MILLION in 1-year and get a year behind completion schedule because he was 'black' and everybody was afraid to challenge him. They finally gave him a wealthy 'black' parachute to go away.  It was cheaper than a prolonged discrimination court fight they were sure he'd launch against Hampton Roads Transit if they'd didn't buy him off. So now, new management is swamped with trying to correct everything from engineering mistakes to personnel matters. And Washington's Metro which has had numerous problems, has asked the National Transportation Board to tell it how it can prevent fatal accidents.  I have an idea:  Turn it over to private industry or park the trains. Ain't it fun to ponder stuff?
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Will talking on a cell phone fry your brain?  Cause brain tumors?  Birth defects? Sexual dysfunction?  I don't know, but I'm not taking any chances. Well, as frequently as such 'scientific' reports are made about how hazardous our must-have devices are today, another story comes out the next day disputing the original claims. I can't validate any of the claims and counter claims, but I use a blue tooth device solely out of convenience (and to not tempt fate or science). I've tried almost every ear device in the book and on the market, but short of having a permanent one implanted in my ear, I've latched onto the little Jawbone Icon. It can be used with and without an ear loop. I find using it without the ear loop stays in place and doesn't impede my movement. As I said, I've tried 'em all and this baby's the trick. It has 'noise assassin' technology - limiting wind or outside noise interference, an LED indicating battery/charging status, an excellent sliding on/off switch, voice technology that tells how much talk time is left on a charge, answer/end call button, redial last call, voice dialing, decline incoming call, and a variety of ear attachments. It's low profile makes it the perfect hands free device. It is the smallest, newest Jawbone model and can be purchased retail in an AT&T store for $99.99.  For more information go to Me?  I love it!
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Friday, February 19, 2010 - - All morning long as I scanned the TV news channels, the No. 1 news story being gushed by the Barbie Doll-talking heads is about Pussy Cat Woods going to make a statement today. Pussy Cat's gonna talk.  Whoopee dooo! Robin Meade on CNN's HLN stated, "We are awaiting the story all of you are wanting to hear…".  Huh? You think I'm sitting around in my PJs waiting to hear a statement by another out-of-control, arrogant, unable to handle success black athlete, try to rebuild his rep and restore his income, you are nuts! Read the rest of this entry »
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