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Another Hurricane, just what Florida needed now!!!!!! The Great Hall: Another Hurricane, just what Florida needed now!!!!!!
By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 05:44 pm: Edit

First we get hit from the left, now from the right!!!
This is payback for that Presidential election fiasco in 2000 people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 07:35 pm: Edit

I will use my Republican powers to stop it's advance.
Manny !!!! tell all your Demi-cratic friends to go to the beach and hold hands, stay there until the sun comes out.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 11:43 pm: Edit

Any working man is "NOT" a Republican Spike!!!!
I could not believe Arnold last night....what a loser, and to think I used to like him!!!!
Aren't the Kennedy's Dems?????
How the hell is he surviving in that family?????

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 01:18 am: Edit

got me.
hes no republican.

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 09:36 am: Edit

I think both the Reps and the Dems should hold hands and stand on the beach and who ever has the most standing should win the i think it would be hard to make a determination with the Dems because One would not be able to tell the difference between them and the fish flip flopping in the shore!!

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 01:45 am: Edit

that was good.
well put.
to the point.
i like that.

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 08:40 am: Edit

I have not worked in kitchens for most of my life to not pick up a little wit here or's all about the timing.

By Snuffaluff (Snuffaluff) on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 04:13 pm: Edit

lol on the flop comment gibz... too funny.

surely you, Manny, don't think that Kerry is for the working man? Say it ain't so.

By Poochedm (Poochedm) on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 08:03 pm: Edit

Manny: If you wish to call election 2000 a fiasco, then how do you explain that the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Miami Herald recounted 3 or 4 times and said that Bush was the winner. Oh, bye the way, so did the Chicago Tribune (I'm from Chicago & the Tribune sucks). If there was any fiasco, in Florida, it was because to many people were just to damn dumb to vote properly. I've been an election judge in Chicago for 15 years and I have never seen any of the kind of problems they had in Florida and we were using the exact same kind of equipment. OBTW, I have always been a "working man" and by working I mean that I don't wish to support a bunch of freeloaders and illegals with my tax dollars. It seems the Democrats are very willing and able to spend YOUR tax dollars any which way that will get them a vote from people that don't work as hard, or just don't want to work, as the rest of us. ChefDanP.

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Friday, September 03, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit

thats how the dems have been elected so many times, they keep people on the plantation with welfare.
it's like buying votes!!!!
if ya ask me, not enough dems vacation in Dallas.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Saturday, September 04, 2004 - 06:24 am: Edit

No, I don't think Kerry is for the working man.
Yes, the votes they counted had Bush win, it's the ones that did not get counted that bothers me.
In the US!!!...they send us to oversee elections in some countries!!!...I don't think that's happened in a while!

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Saturday, September 04, 2004 - 10:36 am: Edit

Kerry is a millionaire and his wife is even richer, so how can these people relate to what the average American wants or needs........They don't and won't! They have their agendas already layed out for them by the corporations funding their campaigns. And as far as elections go.....they are starting to introduce touch screen and electronic voting......OH yah!!...I trust that! With all the things that can be done through computers i.e. virus, spyware and all that stuff, who is to say the company that made the software for those systems supports kerry and puts a program in there that changes.....oh.....40% of Naders' votes to Kerry or vise versa?? There has been all sorts of reports, of course in the not so mainstream news, of how the new "better" systems have already screwed up all kinds of elections.


So with all this being said to each other on various threads about how none of us seem to think that either side is for the average American......What do all of you say we do to change it?? And no I do not want to hear ..."you can't change it, whine, whine, whine".

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Saturday, September 04, 2004 - 11:12 am: Edit

more military votes were not counted Manny than the ones from Florida. percentage wise.
that should tell anyone right there, that these people that run these campaignes for these Dems are thinking, "screw the military!".
if you were a Kennedy Dem. back in the 60's, that makes you a conservative middle of the roader today.
the dems are so far left today because of special intrest groups, that even Kennedy would not know his own party, or his own brother for that matter.
don't get me wrong, i have no special place in my heart for Kennedy, over rated, not in office long enough to do anything besides the Cuba thing, (which was Big Time)but he was just a whore chaser.
the biggest special intrest group in the dem party were the unions. back then they were what, 15% of the country?? thats a big slice of the pie. now, i bet if they had 3-5% they'd be lucky
A regular guy, or women needs to run and be elected. we need to get OUR country out of the hands of these Washington people who make a career out of politics. It wasen't suppose to be like this. but like i said before, we need a plumber or teacher or cook or truck driver to become pres.
end rant............

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Sunday, September 05, 2004 - 08:08 am: Edit

I agree, J. Carter was one of those outsiders when he was elected.
One day some guy will say, hey, I'm not rich, I made mistakes, I smoked a little weed but, I have enough common sense to do this.

Spike, why is it the people running the Dem. elections are the ones saying "screw the military"?????.....there are no Rep. voters in the armed forces?????
A vote is a vote, it should not be discarded for any reason, unless fraud is involved!

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Sunday, September 05, 2004 - 09:17 am: Edit

Hey...if anyone has not noticed we do have below elitist rich running for Pres. They are called candidates running on other tickets, libertarian, independent, to name a few, only no one knows about them cuz the media won't give them air time, they do not have enough money to buy air time, and 99.9% of Americans do not inform themselves of ALL the possible candidates running for office. Just sit infront of the mind control machine you call entertainment and information and suck up all the pablum it spoon feeds you. Only worry about, enough gas in the car, is the cable bill paid, how many Big Macs am I gunna suck down today, did you see what celebrity married who and how much bigger j-lo's hinney is, and oh, I have to get that dvd back to blockbuster. What a full and rewarding life this "democracy" is providing you with. Just another pawn of the masses for the few, and I guess I will vote for Kerry cuz he cannot screw up the country as much as Bush did...... Keep on pointing those fingers at the people WE elect and not informing ourselves about how to get these people out.


Hey, Manny! how you doing down there?? Hitting you yet? Hang in there man Frances should leave in the next 3 days or so.........

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Sunday, September 05, 2004 - 09:23 am: Edit

Thanks Nat, doing good, we were lucky, just wind and a few trees down but this thing is huge dude!!!!
It will take a few days to pass and a new one right behind it!!

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Sunday, September 05, 2004 - 11:14 am: Edit

Yep....big bad Ivan right on Frances a$$. Hey make sure you tone those 'canes down before they reach me. Everything you get hit with I get the tail end of. Just put some sod down and do not want it to float away. And, oh, BTW how is your left wing beach party doin?

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Sunday, September 05, 2004 - 10:55 pm: Edit

they are still holding hands, singing camp songs.
hell!!! it must be working!

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 04:10 pm: Edit

Subject: Lessons People Learned from a Hurricane

Coffee and frozen pizzas can be made on a BBQ grill.

No matter how many times you flick the switch, lights don't work without electricity.

Kids can survive 4 days or longer without a video game controller in their hand.

Cats are even more irritating without power.

He who has the biggest generator wins.

Women can actually survive without doing their hair--you just wish they weren't around you.

A new method of non-lethal torture-showers without hot water.

There are a lot more stars in the sky than most people thought.

TV is an addiction and the withdrawal symptoms are painful. One day at a time, brother.

A 7 lb bag of ice will chill 6-12 oz Budweiser's to a drinkable
temperature in 11 minutes, and still keep a 14-pound turkey frozen for 8 more hours.

There are a lot of trees around here.

Flood plan drawings on some mortgage documents were seriously wrong.

Contrary to most Florida roads natives' beliefs, speed limit on roads without traffic lights does not increase.

Aluminum siding, while aesthetically pleasing, is definitely not

Just because you're 45 doesn't mean you can stay out as late as you want. At least that's what the cops told me during a curfew stop.

Crickets can increase their volume to overcome the sound of 14

People will get into a line that has already formed without having any idea what the line is for.

When required, a Lincoln Continental will float--doesn't steer well, but floats just the same.

Some things do keep the mailman from his appointed rounds.

Tele-marketers function no matter what the weather is doing.

Cell phones work when land lines are down, but only as long as the battery remains charged.

27 of your neighbors are fed from a different transformer than you, and they are quick to point that out!

Laundry hampers were not made to contain such a volume.

If my store sold only ice, chainsaws, gas, and generators...I'd be rich.

The price of a bag of ice rises 200% after a hurricane.

Your water front property can quickly become someone else's fishing hole.

Tree service companies are under appreciated.

I learned what happens when you make fun of another state's blackout.

MATH 101: 30 days in month, minus 6 days without power equals 30% higher electric bill ?????

Drywall is a compound word, take away the "dry" part and it's worthless.

I can walk a lot farther than I thought.

.....and last but not least, if you are the clerk at ABC liquor, don't tell Michelle (my wife)she can only buy one bag of ice!!!!


By Snuffaluff (Snuffaluff) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 05:29 pm: Edit

lol Manny... glad you can still find humor in the dismay. *8)

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Tuesday, September 07, 2004 - 09:59 pm: Edit

Manny, those were GREAT !

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 07:57 am: Edit

Manny amazing what you can think of when you got time on your hands and the power/cable is Hey, I thought I told you to keep the rest or the storms at bay.....If you get Ivan, and he hits me, your in for it brother. I know I told you I just put sod down but common Manny enuff is enuff with the rain.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 12:15 pm: Edit

It's amazing how much this aspect of Culinary Arts has come along?????
Have you guys seen the stuff the Japanese do, and cold countries where they can have the ice out in the street?????
I'ts amazing!!!!!!!

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 12:47 pm: Edit

Manny.......?....Ice??.......where in this thread do you see Ice?? Unless it is the cold hand of Ivan yicklin the back of your neck!!!

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 12:48 pm: Edit

Yicklin??.....Damn rednecks keep seepin in that would be Ticklin, y'all.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 01:33 pm: Edit

Sorry, that was supposed to be in the
with the chaisaw thread

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 09:26 am: Edit

Here we go again guys, the Keys have just been asked to evacuate and the fun does not stop!!!
I have spent more money on liquor this hurricane season then I have all this year combined!!!!

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 10:34 am: Edit

Manny...if my sod floats are coming up here to help put it back in.....I told you to keep that stuff down I feel sorry you floridians.....and why evacuate so is not supposed to hit the keys til like Monday. Hey one question you Floridians say how stupid Californians are for living in an earthquake zone??

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 11:52 am: Edit

It takes about 40-70 hours to evacuate the Keys, only one road in, one road out!!!

By Brians (Brians) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 12:27 pm: Edit

Looking at that storm I'd say run run run. I'm not staying for any hurricane party at Sloppy Joes this time.

Sheesh, good luck Manny, stock up on the ice and booze!

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 04:32 pm: Edit

I think they are trying to tell us something!!!!!

By Brians (Brians) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 04:41 pm: Edit

The link does not work, you need a log in.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 04:52 pm: Edit

I know!..don't know how to get the pic on here?
It's a pic of the hurricane coming.

By George (George) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 05:24 pm: Edit

I had to look it up is't been so long since I've done it. Btw all the funky stuff you can do here is listed under the Formatting link under Documentation on the left.

It woun't let me post it because it is interpreting the code, its towards the bottom, click Other Formatting and then Images.


By Poochedm (Poochedm) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 08:22 pm: Edit

Manny: Get the scuba gear on and just stay in your swimming pool until it all blows over. (And hope a pickup truck doesn't land in it.) Good luck! ChefDanP.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 10:08 pm: Edit

Thanks....good advice!!!

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 10:11 pm: Edit


By George (George) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 08:23 am: Edit

Manny you have to use the immage one ofter downlading it to your comouter.

If you want attach it in an e-mail to me and I'll hook ya up.


By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Friday, September 10, 2004 - 08:41 pm: Edit

Hey Manny,
Talked to Mr. Gibson today, he was on his way to get a generator.
Thanks again for calling him.
He said power would not be back on until the 19th. in his neck of the woods.
Your not anywhere near the next storm are you???

By Ladycake (Ladycake) on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:35 pm: Edit


Keep your head down, babe.
I had a friend come home for his dad's funeral during the last one and his home was right in the middle of it. Punta Gorda??? Anyway, while he was here, he lost the roof off his barn and all the trees in front of the house so his lady couldn't get out. They were out of power for only a week. He wasn't too anxious to go back. Lots of rebuilding to do.

Good luck!

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 04:33 pm: Edit

Punta Gorda was ground zero!!!

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:01 am: Edit

Nat, nail the sod down again, here comes Jeanne!!

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Friday, September 24, 2004 - 09:21 am: Edit

And all the forcasts bring it right to my doorstep. Well, CNN brings it to the left, and Fox brings it to the right, and the Weather channel right up the middle so anyway she be coming for me. Just hope she does all her major crying before she hits me.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 07:07 am: Edit

Hunker Down!!!!!!!!

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 09:18 pm: Edit

On top of it all I'm stuck here with the freakin' sister in law and her dumb ass dog because she's on the evacuation area!!!!!!

By Poochedm (Poochedm) on Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 11:44 pm: Edit

Manny: Toss her in the swimming pool also. The dog's on his own.

By Chefgibz0 (Chefgibz0) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 08:57 am: Edit

The center of circulation passed just north of me here. One of the out flow bands spawned a tornado like 100 yards from where my wife works, as well as my first cooks house got tore up pretty bad. Ripped the electric box right off his house. Manny howed you fare??

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 09:04 am: Edit

We got lucky again, we've been lucky all four times, just trees down and lots of leafs!!!
Not even power out!!!
My friends just 60 miles North, where the eye hit twice in the same spot got nailed!!!!....60 miles in hurricane hits is like five steps in walking terms!
We could of been a lot worse off!!!

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