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Zucchini And Bears..With Recipe!

By: mobal, 2:22 AM GMT on September 30, 2010

Forget the bear spray--when a black bear bit a Montana woman on the leg, she threw a zucchini at it and drove the bruin away.

The Associated Press reports that the woman was trying to break up a scuffle betwen a black bear and her dog.

It's dangerous to separate two dogs having a fight. Stepping between a dog and a bear? Let's just say the frontier spirit lives on in Montana.

The bear, which was undoubtably stressed by the dog, bit the woman on the leg.

The woman was close to her back porch, so she grabbed the only weapon she could find--a big ol' zucchini she had picked from her garden and left on the porch railing.

Police in Frenchtown, Mont., did not provide the woman's name.

Perhaps the woman will be contacted by professional baseball teams looking for end of the season pitching help.

ZUCCHINI BEAR MEAT CASSEROLE

1 lb. ground bear
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 med. onions, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can Italian tomato paste
1 can water
Grated peel of 1 lemon
1/2 tbsp. sweet basil
Dash of oregano
1 1/2 lbs. zucchini, sliced (on back porch)
1/2 c. bread crumbs
1 1/2 tbsp. melted butter

Brown ground bear, onions and green pepper. Add salt and pepper. Mix together paste, water, lemon peel, basil and oregano. Add to meat mixture. Place 1/2 of mixture into greased 1 1/2 quart casserole. Put half of back porch zucchini over mixture. Add 1/2 of bread crumbs and half of melted butter. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 30 minutes longer. 6 servings.

Updated: 2:24 AM GMT on September 30, 2010

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Invictus

By: mobal, 10:04 PM GMT on September 26, 2010

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

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Worthwhile

By: mobal, 1:05 AM GMT on September 24, 2010

Good one that I have always enjoyed reading!

It is easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worthwhile is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with the years,
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
Is the smile that shines through tears.

It is easy enough to be prudent,
When nothing tempts you to stray,
When without or within no voice of sin
Is luring your soul away;
But it's only a negative virtue
Until it is tried by fire,
And the life that is worth the honor on earth
Is the one that resists desire.

By the cynic, the sad, the fallen,
Who had no strength for the strife,
The world's highway is cumbered today;
They make up the sum of life.
But the virtue that conquers passion,
And the sorrow that hides in a smile,
It is these that are worth the homage on earth
For we find them but once in a while.

by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Updated: 1:24 AM GMT on September 24, 2010

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Happy Birthday Sis!!!!!!!

By: mobal, 11:56 PM GMT on September 22, 2010

I want to thank everyone for the Birthday wishes and give a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH TO SIS!

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Gonna miss you David

By: mobal, 1:19 AM GMT on September 18, 2010

Alabama will most likely slaughter Duke tomorrow, and I will be at our spot watching the game. We will miss you David.

RIP buddy, and tell them up there Roll Tide!

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WOW!

By: mobal, 1:15 AM GMT on September 16, 2010

JUST BEFORE THE First World War in 1913, the German mark, the British shilling, the French franc, and the Italian lira were all worth about the same, and four or five of any were worth about a dollar. At the end of 1923, it would have been possible to exchange a shilling, a franc or a lira for up to 1,000,000,000,000 marks, although in practice by then no one was willing to take marks in return for anything. The mark was dead, one million-millionth of its former self. It had taken almost ten years to die.

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Just A Year

By: mobal, 1:43 AM GMT on September 15, 2010

I am thinking back to my life just one year ago as compared to today. Its strange how so many things can change.....

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Monetizing.....things I dont get!

By: mobal, 1:13 AM GMT on September 13, 2010

The Fed has been running its printing presses for quite some time. In January, printing new money to buy government and corporate debt. It planned to buy $500 billion in mortgage-backed securities, including those issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and this is just a start.

Now it looks to me That they are buying their own debt back at a higher interest than recieved.....President Johnson tried the same and a few years later we had 21% interest...I dont get it!

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ROLL TIDE!

By: mobal, 10:56 PM GMT on September 11, 2010

Updated: 10:58 PM GMT on September 11, 2010

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Tar ball T Shirt

By: mobal, 12:31 AM GMT on September 10, 2010

I am getting one of these!



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Retirement

By: mobal, 11:22 PM GMT on September 05, 2010

Once again my retirement plans are prolonged...sure wish those lottory folks would stop their procrastination and pick my numbers!

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