This is a living Norman Rockwell Moment. The Gulfport Senior Citizens Harmonica club is slow starting but worth waiting for! Listen to the 2:36 seconds and enjoy this!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Willy done knows that everyone could use some metal cabinets in the garage. Willy bought some a while back and it makes all the difference in storing away all those NASCAR gadgets that I have (some people call them tools).
Well at CarGuyGarage.com you can find over 1,000 products to make your garage another room in your house. They carry a few different lines of metal cabinets for garages that are an easy home improvement project adding value and storage to your home.
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Willy done knows that all his NASCAR buddies need something from CarGuyGarage.com .
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Saturday, September 29, 2007
He was not just a cowboy, and singing cowboy entertainer, but he was a model American. Owner of the Angels baseball team, and the only person to this day to have a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame in ALL 5 categories.
He is a man among men. He is a true hero,
Where are these type of heroes today? Thanks Gene! May your true story live on for generations!
Read more at Conservative Cowboy
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Willy done found this column written by Ben Stein. Thought it was very appropriate along with a Political Statement cartoon today that said something like this"
"WE AS AMERICANS WITH HEAVY HEARTS, SADDENED BY THE STATE OF OUR NATION AND BY THE FACT THAT WE HAVE MANY YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN DANGERS WAY IN IRAQ, VERY SADLY DRAG OURSELVES OUT OF OUR EASY CHAIRS, FROM IN FRONT OF THE BALL GAME AND GO FOR ANOTHER DREADFUL ADVENTURE OF SHOPPING AT THE MALL!
Ben Stein 's Last Column...
For many years Ben Stein has written a biweekly column called "Monday Night At Morton's." (Morton's is a famous chain of Steakhouses known to be frequented by movie stars and famous people from around the globe.) Now, Ben is terminating the column to move on to other things in his life. Reading his final column is worth a few minutes of your time.
Ben Stein's Last Column...
How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today's World?
As I begin to write this, I "slug" it, as we writers say, which means I put a heading on top of the document to identify it. This heading is "eonlineFINAL," and it gives me a shiver to write it. I have been doing this column for so long that I cannot even recall when I started. I loved writing this column so much for so long I came to believe it would never end..
It worked well for a long time, but gradually, my changing as a person and the world's change have overtaken it. On a small scale, Morton's, while better than ever, no longer attracts as many stars as it used to. It sti ll brings in the rich people in droves and definitely some stars. I saw Samuel L. Jackson there a few days ago, and we had a nice visit, and right before that, I saw and had a splendid talk with Warren Beatty in an elevator, in which we agreed that Splendor in the Grass was a super movie. But Morton's is not the star galaxy it once was, though it probably will be again.
Beyond that, a bigger change has happened. I no longer think Hollywood stars are terribly important. They are uniformly pleasant, friendly people, and they treat me better than I deserve to be treated. But a man or woman who makes a huge wage for memorizing lines and reciting them in front of a camera is no longer my idea of a shining star we should all look up to.
How can a man or woman who makes an eight-figure wage and lives in insane luxury really be a star in today's world, if by a "star" we mean someone bright and powerful and attractive as a role model? Real stars are not riding around in the backs of limousines or in Porsches or getting trained in yoga or Pilates and eating only raw fruit while they have Vietnamese girls do their nails.
They can be interesting, nice people, but they are not heroes to me any longer. A real star is the soldier of the 4th Infantry Division who poked his head into a hole on a farm near Tikrit , Iraq . He could have been met by a bomb or a hail of AK-47 bullets. Instead, he faced an abject Saddam Hussein and the gratitude of all of the decent people of the world.
A real star is the U.S. soldier who was sent to disarm a bomb next to a road north of Baghdad . He approached it, and the bomb went off and killed him.
A real star, the kind who haunts my memory night and day, is the U.S. soldier in Baghdad who saw a little girl playing with a piece of unexploded ordnance on a street near where he was guarding a station. He pushed her aside and threw himself on it just as it exploded. He left a family desolate in California and a little girl alive in Baghdad .
The stars who deserve media attention are not the ones who have lavish weddings on TV but the ones who patrol the streets of Mosul even after two of their buddies were murdered and their bodies battered and stripped for the sin of trying to protect Iraqis from terrorists.
We put couples with incomes of $100 million a year on the covers of our magazines. The noncoms and officers who barely scrape by on military pay but stand on guard in Afghanistan and Iraq and on ships and in submarines and near the Arctic Circle are anonymous as they live and die.
I am no longer comfortable being a part of the system that has such poor values, and I do not want to perpetuate those values by pretending that who is eating at Morton's is a big subject.
There are plenty of other stars in the American firmament...the policemen and women who go off on patrol in South Central and have no idea if they will return alive; the orderlies and paramedics who bring in people who have been in terrible accidents and prepare them for surgery; the teachers and nurses who throw their whole spirits into caring for autistic children; the kind men and women who work in hospices and in cancer wards.
Think of each and every fireman who was running up the stairs at the World Trade Center as the towers began to collapse. Now you have my idea of a real hero.
I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters. This is my highest and best use as a human. I can put it another way. Years ago, I realized I could never be as great an actor as Olivier or as good a comic as Steve Martin...or Martin Mull or Fred Willard--or as good an economist as Samuelson or Friedman or as good a writer as Fitzgerald. Or even remotely close to any of them.
But I could be a devoted father to my son, husband to my wife and, above all, a good son to the parents who had done so much for me. This came to be my main task in life. I did it moderately well with my son, pretty well with my wife and well indeed with my parents (with my sister's help). I cared for and paid attention to them in their declining years. I stayed with my father as he got sick, went into extremis and then into a coma and then entered immortality with my sister and me reading him the Psalms.
This was the only point at which my life touched the lives of the soldiers in Iraq or the firefighters in New York . I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty, in return for the lavish life God has devolved upon me, to help others He has placed in my path. This is my highest and best use as a human.
Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.
By Ben Stein
THIS IS A BIG 10-4 ---Willy
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Willy done sent in his recipe of Squirrel Stew for Carnival of Recipes last week. The topic was diet food. Willy thought there could be nothing better if you were on a diet than a recipe of good lean squirrel meat served over a bed of nutritious Arkansas Rice.
Well, what Willy didn't know was that they might find some humor in that recipe. Here is what they had to say.
"For the funny bone:
Hillbilly Willy presents Cajun Squirrel Stew posted at Hillbilly Willy -Fun, Food & Politics. Goodness knows just considering Squirrel Stew would make me ravenous for a salad."
Well my thoughts would be: Yeah, thats right this stew might make Willy want to put a few scrambled squirrel brains over some lettuce. That would probably be more of a diet food than squirrel stew.
Thanks for the suggestion
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Willy done saw this one over at the old Snakes Blog. thought it was real good. Willy has had some days at fishing that were a whole lot like this. Aint never had a plane run over me, but it sure seemed like the day might have been better if it had.
Get back to work!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Willy done found him a new toy that he would like to have. It is a Business card scanner and it is from the ScanShellStore Website!
What Willy finds so great is that Willy is an important person and everyone is always giving Willy a business card. Well, Willy always has trouble finding these cards in his stack when he needs something such as a new Chain to hang a motor in the tree out front of the Doublewide.
Well now instead of looking through that stack of cards if Willy had this new fangled
Business card scanner, then Willy could go to straight to his computer and look up Chains R Us card that he scanned in last week. Great Idea!
In the websites own words which says it better than Willy can - it says:
Fully integrated into Microsoft Outlook ®
No need to install any 3rd party software
No need to learn any new software
Extracts both data and image
Only few seconds per scan
No external power needed
No more syncing or exporting
Fully mobile small print business cards reader
Willy says - how can it get any better than that.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Willy says it is the weekend and is proud of it.
A local station plays this every Friday at 5:00 - George Jones - Its Finally Friday!
Just want to live it up - cause regardless what happens, Monday comes again and it starts allover.
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Monday, September 10, 2007
This is going around email. Says it pretty Well!
This pilot hit the nail on the head in his open letter. He needs to be awarded a Medal for having the GUTS to say all this in a very profound way!
The newspaper stated today that some Muslim doctor is saying we are profiling him because he has been checked three times while getting on an airplane. The following is a letter from a pilot. This well spoken man, who is a pilot with American Airlines, says what is in his heart, beautifully....
"YOU WORRY ME!"
By American Airlines Pilot - Captain John Maniscalco
I've been trying to say this since 9-11, but you worry me. I wish you didn't. I wish when I walked down the streets of this country that I love, that your color and culture still blended with the beautiful human landscape we enjoy in this country.
But you don't blend in anymore. I notice you, and it worries me. I notice you because I can't help it anymore. People from your homelands, professing to be Muslims, have been attacking and killing my fellow citizens and our friends for more than 20 years now. I don't fully understand their grievances and hate, but I know that nothing can justify the inhumanity of their attacks.
On September 11, nineteen ARAB-MUSLIMS hijacked four jetliners in my country. They cut the throats of women in front of children and brutally stabbed to death others. They took control of those planes and crashed them into buildings killing thousands of proud fathers, loving sons, wise grandparents, elegant daughters, best friends, favorite coaches, fearless public servants, and children's mothers.
The Palestinians Celebrated, the Iraqis were overjoyed as was most of the Arab world. So, I notice you now. I don't want to be worried. I don't want to be consumed by the same rage and hate and prejudice that have destroyed the soul of these terrorists. But I need your help. As a rational American, trying to protect my country and family in an irrational and unsafe world, I must know how to tell the difference between you, and the Arab/Muslim terrorist.
How do I differentiate between the true Arab / Muslim-Americans and the Arab Muslim terrorists in our communities who are attending our schools, enjoying our parks, and living in OUR communities under the protection of OUR constitution, while they plot the next attack that will slaughter these same good neighbors and children?
The events of September 11th changed the answer. It is not my responsibility to determine which of you embraces our great country, with ALL of its religions, with ALL of its different citizens, with all of its faults. It is time for every Arab/Muslim in this country to determine it for me.
I want to know, I demand to know, and I have a right to know, whether or not you love
If this is your commitment, then I need YOU to start letting ME know about it.
Your Muslim leaders in this nation should be flooding the media at this time with hard facts on your faith, and what hard actions you are taking as a community and as a religion to protect the
Please, no more benign overtures of regret for the death of the innocent because I worry about who you regard as innocent. No more benign overtures of condemnation for the unprovoked attacks because I worry about what is unprovoked to you. I am not interested in any more sympathy. I am only interested in action.
What will you do for
I want to see Arab-Muslims waving the AMERICAN flag in the streets. I want to hear you chanting "Allah Bless
The FBI has a list of over 400 people they want to talk to regarding the WTC attack. Many of these people live and socialize right now in Muslim communities. You know them. You know where they are. Hand them over to us, now! But I have seen little even approaching this sort of action. Instead I have seen an already closed and
secretive community close even tighter. You have disappeared from the streets. You have posted armed security guards at your facilities. You have threatened lawsuits. You have screamed for protection from reprisals. The very few Arab/Muslim representatives that HAVE appeared in the media were defensive and equivocating.
They seemed more concerned with making sure that the
Khadafi, Hussein, Farrakhan, and Arafat.
If the true teachings of Islam proclaim tolerance and peace and love for all people, then I want chapter and verse from the Koran and statements from popular Muslim leaders to back it up. What good is it if the teachings in the Koran are good, and pure, and true, when your "leaders" are teaching fanatical interpretations, terrorism, and intolerance?
It matters little how good Islam SHOULD BE if huge numbers of the world's Muslims interpret the teachings of Mohammed incorrectly and adhere to a degenerative form of the religion. A form that has been demonstrated
to us over and over again. A form whose structure is built upon a foundation of violence, death, and suicide. A form whose members are recruited from the prisons around the world. A form whose members (some as young as five years old) are seen day after day, week in and week out, year after a year, marching in the streets around the world, burning effigies of our presidents, burning the American flag, shooting weapons into the air. A form whose members convert from a peaceful religion, only to take up arms against the great
country of their birth. A form whose rules are so twisted, that their traveling members refuse to show their faces at airport security checkpoints, in the name of Islam.
We will NEVER allow the attacks of September 11, or any others for that matter, to take away that which is so precious to us: Our rights under the greatest constitution in the world.
I want to know where every Arab Muslim in this country stands and I think it is my right and the right of every true citizen of this country to demand it. A right paid for by the blood of thousands of my brothers and sisters who died protecting the very constitution that is protecting you and your family. I am pleading with you to let me know.
I want you here as my brother, my neighbor, my friend, as a fellow American.
But there can be no gray areas or ambivalence regarding your allegiance and it is up to YOU, to show ME, where YOU stand. Until then. "YOU WORRY ME!"
Sunday, September 09, 2007
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Saturday, September 08, 2007
The Stew might be a little spicy for some of you non-redneck squirrel hunters, but if it is you can just wait around and Willy will tell you how to cook Squirrel Brains - a Delicacy in the Hills of Arkansas
Cajun Squirrel Stew
Squirrels - cut into serving pieces, amount depends on how many you can eat
1 large onion
1 large green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic~
Cajun spice (Tony Chachere's recommended)
2 tbsp Tabasco sauce
4 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp Gumbo File seasoning
In a deep pot or dutch oven, heat some olive oil.
Season the squirrel on all sides with the Cajun seasoning.
Add to the hot oil and turn to brown on all sides. Continue to cook until done.
Place the onion, bell pepper and garlic in a blender. Cover with water and chop. Add to the pot when squirrel is done.
Sprinkle the added vegetables with Cajun seasoning.
Add the Tabasco sauce, ketchup and the Gumbo File.
Stir to mix well.
Serve over the cooked rice.
Friday, September 07, 2007
Willy done found the place that lets him tell the truth about politics! This sight is deemed as political chat and that is what it is. Its website actually says Arguewitheveryone.com and Willy thinks that is a good idea for bloggers.
For some reason it seems that most of the Websites that Willy frequents are political in nature and many times the comments are argueing that the blogger don't have a clue. Many times that is the truth.
Well, bloggers go over to this political chat website and get with it.
The site is generally unmoderated, designed with very few rules to promote open, free debate about whatever topics members are interested in. Man that is the kind of site Willy can express his views on.
Come on over Texas Fred discuss it over here with Willy!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Then the afternoon came - and all of it broke loose. If they could call they did call. If there was a problem to be had they were calling me about it.
Why oh why didn't the Good Lord make me rich instead of so good looking?
Work is great work is fun?
I'd like away from it to run.
Why does it happen to me?
Everything goes bad you see.
Complaints and calls
Oh for the day to be done.
Well so much for the feeble attempt at rhyme or poetry. Willy keeps thinking that if he keeps trying that it might come to him as smooth as it does to that Panhandle Poet. Cause you know he is a smooth writing feller.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Willy done joined up with this carnival of recipes thing that lets you submit recipes and then allows people to come to your site to visit. This months carnival was hosted at expatriateskitchen.
This site has a host of conglomerate of recipes that everyone sent in. It is almost like getting a monthly recipe book full of different and assorted recipes.
I wonder if I showed that site to Juanita over at the roadkill diner and cantina if she might learn to cook something other than turnip greens and something that tastes like roadkill possum.
Check it out!
Willy done checked out this great Halloween costume contest. Willy also checked out some of the great Star Costumes at this great site to get some ideas for a costume for VME in New Orleans.
Well it looks like this costume contest could win some Hillbilly a great trip to New Orleans. Willy done sees this as a great contest. Here is what they are giving:
Rewards: Grand Prize: One winner, chosen by Star Costumes, wins 2 three day passes, $1000 for travel & lodging, $100 to StarCostumes.com and will be featured on their site.
2nd Place: One winner, chosen by highest score, will win a $100 credit at Star Costume's website.
Most Viral: One winner, who gets the most attention across the internet, will win a $100 credit at Star Costume's website. About Most Viral.
Sweepstakes: One registered member of Brickfish that participates in the campaign by entering, voting or reviewing will have a chance to win a $100 credit at Star Costume's website. See rules for details.
Well on to Willy's Design -- Let Willy think what is the Scariest thing on this planet today! Wow! Willy knows what is real Scary and here is a short poem about it.
Give me a Voodoo Doll
To Stick in pins and Stick in Needles
Willy had rather eat dirty Beedles
Than anyone to ever say he Sez
Look over there it is Madam Prez!
Willy's design for the scariest costume is a Hillary look-a -like dressed in devilish attire.
The Hillary look-a-like would have dark evil eyes. There would be a hint of the hair protruding up like small devilish horns. The look-a-like would have a Voodoo wand that would real faintly Hillary sticks it to you.
Willy aint much of an artist for drawing but below is a picture of how the Hillary-look-a-like head might appear. Maybe I can design the rest of the costume and get it posted later.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
LOOK OUT HERE IT COMES!!!!
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Willy taking advantage of a long weekend to smoke a Pork Butt. For you who are not knowledgable of meat cuts, this does not come from the butt of a pig but from the bottom end of a pork shoulder. It has some bone in it and a layer of fat. Some think the fat must be trimmed but I cook it for several hours with the fat up and this just makes the meat juicy.
Well here is the recipe for the rub that I use:
A Carolina BBQ Rub
• 2 tablespoons salt
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons ground cumin
• 2 tablespoons chili powder
• 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
• 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
• 1/4 cup paprika
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well; use as a dry rub on beef, chicken, lamb or pork.
The butt is rubbed the night before and put in the refrigerator. The day of smoking the smoker is cranked up and apple wood chips are used for smoke.
The meat is smoked at about 210 -230 degrees unwrapped for about two hours or until the initial smoke is gone. This is about all of the good smoke that is going to penetrate anyway.
At this time about 8 oz of coke is poored over the meat and it is wrapped in heavy foil. It is then cooked about another 6 - 8 hours at 230 degrees or less. The last hour the meat is unwrapped and allowed to cook uncovered. This gives it a very toasty outside but a great juicy inside.
If you want to slice the pork you should pull it off the smoker when the internal temperature is about 170 degrees. Let it set for about an hour and then slice.
If you want to shred the pork for pulled pork, you should let it stay on the smoker until the internal temperature is about 190 degrees. Again pull it from the heat and let stand about an hour and then shred with two forks.
Make or use your favorite bbq sauce and enjoy.