Thursday 24th August 2017


Hot Times in New Harmony, Indiana

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We have had a very hot summer so far, but it looks like the heat spell has broken. I hope so, because it has adversely affected my gardening. In my experience, just a degree or two of average higher temps in the summer can hurt crops like pole beans, lettuce, turnips, chard, kale and other leafy greens. All of that did poorly for me this year. And, my asparagus bed was also a very poor producer this year. Blackberries were a little below average and my raspberries were a fail this year. On the other hand, tomatoes, cucumbers and sweet corn all thrived in the heat. Garden heirloom tomatoes and crisp fresh cucumbers are two of the best things about gardening. No cucumber from the grocery store ever comes close to being as good as a nice crisp young cuke grown on a trellis in your own garden. And, grocery store tomatoes are a cruel joke for true tomato lovers.  I have several fig bushes, and the figs are not ripe quite yet, but I have a HUGE crop of figs on the bushes. And, we are expecting them to explode into ripeness any day. Fig bushes (some people call them trees, but mine are bushes) grow very well here in New Harmony, and I am surprised more folks don't have them. Fig bushes are really simple to propagate from cuttings or by "layering' of branches. If you live in the area and want a rooted start of a fig plant, let me know, and I will get you one. Once you have your own plant, you can propagate as many more as you like.

 

Here is a link posted under the heading of "BE CAREFUL OR YOU'LL LEARN SOMETHING."

 

Posted from New Harmony Indiana by Ron Nesler . 

In New Harmony, Indiana we pay our taxes

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Here in New Harmony, Indiana, we fulfil our military service obligations and pay our taxes. But, the Washington Post is reporting, that on at least one real estate deal, President Trump, our draft dodger in chief,  probably conspired to evade income taxes. Why am I not shocked? In the opinion of this old Vietnam war vet, a serial adulterer like Trump, who would dodge the draft during wartime, probably would not think twice about cheating on his income taxes. Here is the WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE , see what YOU think.

 
Posted from New Harmony, Indiana by Ron Nesler
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Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Would you believe me, if I told you, my wife prepared a world class Chicken Cordon Bleu for our dinner? And, that she did it all from scratch? What if, I also told you, she raised, caught and killed the chicken herself?  And, that she cooked it with solar heat, she collected with a broken pop bottle? I should have stopped at the truthful statement, that she did it all from scratch, huh? 

What happens sometimes, is if people get by with one lie, they can't resist telling a bigger lie. And they just can't stop, until their credibility is diminished to zero. That's what is happening to our president, he is on such a roll with his lying, he wouldn't know a truth, if one fell on his phony hair do.

Our president tells Golf Club members, the WHITE HOUSE IS A DUMP.

Posted by Ron Nesler from my fishing camp in New Harmony, Indiana

Republican Dishonesty

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Republican dishonesty paved the way for Donald Trump to become our Liar in Chief. For years, I have watched Republican dishonesty in awe of the scope and blatancy of their lies. The Republican party has stirred up their unsophisticated base, by lying through their pearly white rich people teeth. They have lied about death panels, birtherism, trickle down economics, non existent weapons of mass destruction, the demonization of minorities, intellectuals and immigrants, taxpayer relief that didn't relieve anyone but the 1%, the idea that any form of government services are bad for ordinary citizens, that rigid government control of our private lives by right wing preachers is liberty, and that corporations bribing Congressmen is democracy. 

All this time, I thought I was the only one to see through this. I thought no one else understood, that the Republicans were not only eroding our government, but also lying themselves into a very tight corner. But, this morning, I read a NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL, that explains it better than I can. 

 

Today's "Be careful or you might learn something" offering is PICTURE OF EINSTEIN STICKING OUT HIS TONGUE SELLS FOR BIG BUCKS

Democratic President LBJ signs MEDICARE into law

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Be careful here, or you may learn something! On today's date in 1965 Democratic President  LBJ signs MEDICARE into law

Today's Republicans resist single payer health insurance for everyone. They use the same tired arguments that they used against the original Medicare bill in the 1960's The truth is that Medicare is the single best thing, that this nation has ever done. It is effective, cheap and loved by everyone who uses it. Medicare allows the elderly and disabled to have health insurance, without the greedy insurance companies cashing in on our suffering. Now it is time to expand Medicare  so that ALL US citizens are covered by Medicare. The Republicans and the big corporations are fighting it, but it is going to happen, because the Democratic party is fighting this battle for you. LBJ signs MEDICARE into law

That's it for now from Ron Nesler, at the Nesler Fishing Camp in New Harmony, Indiana