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Richmond VA mayor revives only known sure snow removal plan

skidmark

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Richmond Va city mayor Dwight Jones has revived the absolutely-guaranteed snow removal plan used following the 1996 "blizzard". Back then we had 12-15" of snow followed immediately bu sleet and freezing rain, as well as the failure to announce snow emergency (one side of the street only) parking regulations. Plows made valiant efforts to open the streets by pushing snow & slush against & over cars parked on the street.

The mayor back then, in an effort to stop the flood of complaints announced that he was immediately implementing a plan to guarantee snow removal -

May!

Looks like that is going to be the plan for the current snowmageddon.

Me? I'm going to practice and refine my TEOTWAWKI bug-in plans.

Stay warm, folks.

stay safe.
 

blahpony

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I have pizzas, burritos, wings, most of a case of beer, and a fifth of Bulleit Bourbon.

I'm parked away from trees.

Most of the power lines in my area are underground.

If all else fails, I'll invade the third floor apartments. They have fireplaces.
 

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I have pizzas, burritos, wings, most of a case of beer, and a fifth of Bulleit Bourbon.

I'm parked away from trees.

Most of the power lines in my area are underground.

If all else fails, I'll invade the third floor apartments. They have fireplaces.
You need more beer !
 

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I have pizzas, burritos, wings, most of a case of beer, and a fifth of Bulleit Bourbon.

I'm parked away from trees.

Most of the power lines in my area are underground.

If all else fails, I'll invade the third floor apartments. They have fireplaces.
Now jes' hold right there!

There's two unspoken rules aroun' heah.

1. Gentlemen never wears brown leather holsters after 6pm. (Always change to black leather after 6:00). And,

2. No menshunin' likker 'fore 6 pm. Gives some readers a powerful thirst.

:D
 
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Good timing. 1800 Eastern time is 1700 Central time and Lutheran Hour and I am on my second glass.

An errand today was purchase of a half-gallon Heather Glen Scotch Whisky for Rabbie Burn's Day Dinner toasts. I had a good line on reasonably authentic Haggis, but when I ordered a Chieftan the shipping was more than the haggis. But we've five coming for haggis seasoned ground beef, neeps, tatties, cockaleekie, cranachan, oven fresh dark oatbread, toasts, salutes, poetry reading and a selection of whiskies.
Braggart! :p:)
 

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Good timing. 1800 Eastern time is 1700 Central time and Lutheran Hour and I am on my second glass.

An errand today was purchase of a half-gallon Heather Glen Scotch Whisky for Rabbie Burn's Day Dinner toasts. I had a good line on reasonably authentic Haggis, but when I ordered a Chieftan the shipping was more than the haggis. But we've five coming for haggis seasoned ground beef, neeps, tatties, cockaleekie, cranachan, oven fresh dark oatbread, toasts, salutes, poetry reading and a selection of whiskies.
Without personally turning all Werewolves of London* on some poor sheep, is there a place a fella can try haggis? Maybe order online?




* "...He's the hairy-handed gent who ran amok in Kent. Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair. You'd better stay away from him. He'll rip your lungs out, Jim."--Warren Zevon, Werewolves of London.
 

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Oh yeah! AmaXon Caledonian Kitchen brand with Highland Beef or lamb. We have served one of each with some similar familiar sausage for the squeamish. After two or three toasts, they succumb.

It's just differently seasoned sausage in an odd casing. Sausage is like politics, don't watch it being made. I have 'family' in Pennsylvania and enjoy scrapple just fine.
Thanks for the referral!

As to scrapple--mmmmmm. My only objection is the cooking time. Dang it, it takes longer than I can wait to properly brown scrapple. But, man-oh-man! is scrapple ever tasty.


Back to the snow plan for Richmond.
 

blahpony

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You need more beer !
I can walk across the parking lot to 7-11 to get more if needed.

By Kirin Kabushiki-gaisha Ichiban! Hai. Number one. Goes great with pizza.
I'll look for that next time.

1. Gentlemen never wears brown leather holsters after 6pm. (Always change to black leather after 6:00). And,

2. No menshunin' likker 'fore 6 pm. Gives some readers a powerful thirst.
1) I only have black holsters

2) It's always 6pm somewhere. :banana:
 

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Without personally turning all Werewolves of London* on some poor sheep, is there a place a fella can try haggis? Maybe order online?




* "...He's the hairy-handed gent who ran amok in Kent. Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair. You'd better stay away from him. He'll rip your lungs out, Jim."--Warren Zevon, Werewolves of London.
When I was in Scotland I asked many locals if they ate haggis. None said yes. I think its a made up dish to sucker people into eating something that no one in their right mind would eat.

Bon appetite !
 

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When I was in Scotland I asked many locals if they ate haggis. None said yes. I think its a made up dish to sucker people into eating something that no one in their right mind would eat.

Bon appetite !
Or was that just your translator earning his shilling from the tourism board?

Thanks pretty much to the romanticism and commercialism spread out to the sassenach, the Scots can no longer afford haggis except on rare occasions. Like most other things that have become "traditional" that means they are trotted out at great expense and with great fanfare to remind us of what used to be.

My experience while being hauled around the Highlands by a mad [by which I mean to say normal] giant from the Hebrides] was that come slaughtering time the locals used every part of the sheep but the "baa" in one fashion or another. It was as if their thriftiness/stinginess forced them into the making and eating of haggis.

stay safe.
 
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