Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Squirrel's Nut Cache - 6/4/09

The Nut Cache - a collection of recent things I found interesting, or amusing, or nutworthy.

Note: Today's Nut Cache will be slightly larger than usual, since we missed last week.

(Fred mentioned this on his blog last week) Lady Thatcher once said that Socialism’s biggest problem was that, sooner or later, you run out of other people’s money. There’s no doubt that, given the opportunity, the people with the money will also take steps to hold on to it. Looks like Maryland's millionaires are moving away to flee from higher taxes. Socialists are silly to resent rich people. I've never gotten a job from a business owned by a poor person.

Here's an update on this story from the April 9 Nut Cache. It seems that the funeral home in question has lost their license. Well, Duh! I gotta admit that I'm sort of ambivalent regarding the whole funeral home business. It's way too expensive. Stories like this don't improve my opinion any.

This is a great story; touching, nostalgic, heart warming. Now, my first car was a 1974 Ford Pinto wagon. Mom and Dad gave it to me for my 16th birthday... the engine caught fire as I was driving it home from the dealership. DO NOT try to track it down for my 50th birthday! OK? Everybody got that? Good!

Y'all knew I couldn't ignore this one! Squirrels are natural patriots. They know that flags make great decorations, and the 4th of July is coming up quickly. The only reason they steal the flags is that nobody sells to arboreal rodents. You walk into a store to buy something, next thing you know, the shopkeeper is chasing you with a broom; makes it hard to complete a transaction.

Another update, kinda. Good news, curry lovers! Seems it's good, and good for you. Maybe now, you'll visit the McCurry near you more often, huh? No McCurry nearby? Fear not, I'll post a curry recipe soon.

Staying with food, seems Aussies are sissies when it comes to food. "He ate what was set before him," used to be a sort of unofficial soldierly motto, but not for the Australian armed forces, it seems. Note to moms: make the little crumb-crunchers eat what they get with thanks, or go hungry. Then, one day, when there all grown up, they won't be embarrassing their nation by turning up their noses at someone else's cooking!

Final food story today. This isn't quite enough for a Squirrel Can Cook segment, but it is worth bringing to your attention. Yeah, it's a squirrel thing, and, since y'all are all hanging with me, I figure you should know these things.

When Paul wrote 1 Thessalonians 5:15, he was talking about people NOT snakes. Just so you know. Another problem with paganism.

That's the Nut Cache for this week. It looks to be a beautiful day here in Western Montana, and I hope it's just as nice where ever you are.

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Joshua Cookingham said...

Alright, I take back my 'squirrels are terrorists" comments, happy?

Lol, that was priceless seeing the little guys try and act all innocent...

Rabbit said...

Excellent cache this week! I'm just waiting for the Obamadministration to make moving out-of-state MUCH more difficult.

My first car was a 1970 Olds Cutlass convertible. I'd love to have it back.

Knowing how to cook acorns might come in handy someday.... I'd inform y'all about how to filch lettuce from others' gardens, but that practice is often met with the business end of a (best case) broom or (worst case) shotgun, so maybe not.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Hahaha, Rabbit :0)

It's too nice of a day to spend much time on the computer, but I love the story about the patriotic squirrel homes.

I have eight boys in my back yard having a battle, so I'd better get out of my chair...


Craig and Heather said...

My first car was a 1971 Datsun pickup. Was in pretty rough shape, did not have a back window. Top speed of about 50mph. I laughed so hard one time when a police officer pulled me over and was going to give me a speeding ticket! Believe it or not, he let me off. (I think he knew, just couldn't resist pulling my dumpy little truck over - it was a site, had a hippy paint job that was all oxidized)

My older brother and I drove a 1976 Ford Pinto that had well over 200,000 miles on it when we were 15 and 16 (in the mid 80's) Burned about a quart of oil for each tank of gas. We had a blue fog behind us where ever we went.

Really impressed the ladies I can tell you! But they kept us from cruising!

The Datsun is still out in the weeds on my Dad's farm. The Pinto has long since been sent to the crusher. I got to put out a fire under the hood in that once, too!


Sir Aaron said...


They can't do anything directly to prevent it. But be assured that the entire push to be in control of your cars is to force people to move to the inner city and prevent mobility. MArk Levin talks about this in his book, Liberty and Tyranny. The other thing they're trying to do is to basically have the FEderal government take over th states. The Fed forces the states to implement certain programs and laws in order to receive money so that pretty much all the states have equally oppresive policies.

This, of course, will lead rich people to move offshore. I, myself, may scout someplace in the Caribbean. You all might consider saving your money to join me.

Julie: 8 boys in the backyard? Is there anything left out there?

The Squirrel said...

"I, myself, may scout someplace in the Caribbean. You all might consider saving your money to join me."

I can see it now: The adventures of our castaways on Aaron's Isle!

(Mrs. Squirrel and I will play "the millionaire and his wife," ok?)