Posts by funinthesun

    I bought a Camp Chef from Walmart a couple years ago. My neighbor bought a Traeger a week later, THEY LOOK IDENTICAL,... really, the only thing is the name. Same pellet box, same ager, same size,... side by side, you could not tell the difference. I haven't had any issues with mine but my neighbor has. He hates it and he paid a lot more

    The camp chef was another choice since it had great reviews and a LOT more reasonably priced

    I'm finally going to invest in a decent pellet smoker. Online research shows that a Traeger doesn't have as good a reputation as the ads indicate. The stores selling them all report that they (manufacturer) stand behind their product and have great customer service skills. While not trying to dismiss that, I'd rather have a unit that works GREAT and doesn't NEED customer service department to get involved with it once it's in my back yard. I really like the Yoder YS640 for the extra size and higher temps for searing, but for almost 50% more than a Traeger, I'm not sure it's worth it.

    Any positive as well as negatives on what you all bought, how you like it, and what features you wish yours had?

    But at least Trump is keeping his promise to drain the swamp. So far about half a dozen of his "inner circle" have been indicted or pleaded guilty to felony charges :(

    Part of the NFL's problem to find acceptable half time shows is that they don't PAY the performers anything for the show. Why does a multi BILLION dollar corporation exploit entertainers then scratch their heads when the entertainers choose to perform elsewhere and actually get PAID to work?


    Winter is coming; be ready

    Last year's experience:

    8:00 a.m. I built a snowman.

    8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman.

    8:15 So, I built a snow woman.

    8:17 My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere.

    8:20 The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snow men instead.

    8:22 The transgender ma..wom...person asked why I didn't just build one snow person with detachable parts.

    8:25 The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.

    8:28 I am being called a racist, because the snow couple is white.

    8:31 The Muslim gent across the road demands the snow woman wear a burka.

    8:40 The Police arrive saying someone has been offended.

    8:42 The feminist neighbor complained again that the broomstick of the snow woman needs to be removed because it depicted women in a domestic role.

    8:43 The council equality officer arrived and threatened me with eviction.

    8:45 TV news crew from the ABC shows up. I am asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I reply, "Snowballs? I am now called a sexist.

    9:00 I'm on the News as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobic sensibility offender, bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather.

    9:10 I am asked if I have any accomplices. My children are taken by social services.

    9:29 Far left protesters offended by everything are marching down the street demanding that I be beheaded.

    9:30 Schools have been closed so that sensitive children will not be exposed to these elements.

    Moral: There is no moral to this story. It's just a view of the world in which we live today

    I don’t know if any of you guys have seen this but please tell me the California loones are not assaulting the First Amendment


    I NEVER in my life thought that an elected Comgressional member espouse such absolute bullshit and not be run out of DC on a rail. He doesn’t believe the government can control free speech but he would love too. WOLF - it are things like these that make me support Republicans even if they were passing out hookers for votes at least you would have a smile on your face when you get screwed. It is becoming more and more clear on a daily basis - the Dems and left do not like the US and it’s long standing values and want to fundamentally change it .

    Not trying to start anything or being labeled as an elitist, but he was born in Taiwan and came to this great country with his family. It could be inferred that his parents wanted him to be raised in a country that has the freedom of speech. Now that's he's an adult and is free to make his own choices, you'd think he would move back to his native homeland where spech can and is controlled in a manner that would make him happy. It's a whole lot easier to change one person with a sing;e move than to change 3250 MILLION people who actually like it the way it is!!

    During the holidays, tempers can get the best of some people. Even me. So I had to publicly apologize to my wife for my outbreak when hanging the Christmas lights. Here's the exchange between us both

    Apology Letter To Spouse –

    Hi Sweetheart,

    I am sorry about getting into an argument about putting up the Christmas lights. I guess that sometimes I feel like you are pushing me too hard when you want something. I realize that I was wrong and I am apologizing for being such a hard-headed guy. All I want is for you to be happy and be able to enjoy the holiday season. Nothing brightens the Christmas spirit like Christmas lights! I took the time to hang the lights for you today; and now I will be off to play some golf...
    Again, I am very sorry for the way I acted yesterday. I'll be home late.    

    Her response -  

      Hi Honey,

    Thank you for that heart-felt apology. I don't often get an apology from you, and I truly appreciate it.
    I, too, felt bad about the argument and wanted to apologize. I realize that I can sometimes be a little pushy. I will try to respect your feelings from now on.  Thank you for taking the time to hang the Christmas lights for me. It really means a lot. In the spirit of giving, I washed your truck for you, and now I am off to the mall.

    I love you too!

    Well! According to that White House meeting a few minutes ago, I do believe we will be having a government SHUTDOWN

    There are times that I wish we would have a government SHUT UP so the stock market can do what it does best - MAKE US MONEY!!