Thursday, August 09, 2012

The LeRoy Show, Today @ 2pm!

Who will be our Mystery Guest today? 

Kaiser Manhattan 1953 4 Door Sedan.

1953 Kaiser Darrin Sport Car with sliding doors.

A blast from the past was the Kaiser - Fraser Automobile dealership immediately after WWII in LeRoy. Clarence Colton displayed similar cars in his car shop located just south of the schools on main street. 

Images are from the Wikipedia page about the first new automobile company to emerge after the war. Note the sliding doors on the sport car model at right. 

Recipes from the past!

Summer Pepper Relish
by Beulah Linebaugh

12 0NI0NS


Marshmallow Salad
by June Hess

1 can sliced pineapple (diced)
6 bananas
4 apples
1/2 cup nut meats
1/2 pound marshmallows
Dice fruit into bowl and cover with following, cooled.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup hot water
1 tbs. flour
1 egg yolk (beaten)
Mix sugar and flow together, add vinegar, water and egg yolk. Cook until thick, cool , pour over fruit.

Sustainability Action Newsletter, 07 August 2012

The largest free weekly compilation of regional events and gatherings about all things sustainable at Discomfit Magazine.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Scott Rothschild: "New districts, photo ID, GOP warfare await voters" @ Lawrence Journal World

When Kansans vote Tuesday they will deal with different districts, a new requirement to provide photo identification and the smoke from Republican Party warfare.

Officials are predicting a low turnout at the polls, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In the Republican Party primary, Gov. Sam Brownback, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, the billionaire Koch brothers, and Kansans for Life have been working to defeat a group of Republican senators who they say have been obstacles to their agenda. ...

Monday, August 06, 2012

Editorial: "Cow Pokes, Unite!" by Michael Caddell

Below an edited version of a comment posted 01 August 2012, at the Wichita Eagle web site to “Why pick on Cowtown?” by Phillip Brownlee, who writes for the Editorial Board. It was inexplicably censored by the evening of the same day and remains so.

The same “comment” was reprinted by two world class web sites headlined, “Bible Belt Report: Culled, Kept Pols Picking on Cowpokes' Museum” at This Can’t Be Happening, and “How the Koch Bros. Bought Kansas” at Counterpunch

 “Poverty is the parent of Revolution and Crime.” - Aristotle

One of four Wichita museums are to suffer a $100,000 cutback in funding which may force closure. It is called “Cowtown” a tribute to the glory days of white settler expansion and cattle. A distant cry is heard from the editorial board of the city’s single daily newspaper, the Wichita Eagle, with the recent piece by Peter Brownlee, “Why pick on Cowtown?”

The money cut from the museum is less than that used this election cycle as seed money by the Koch billionaires to the state Chamber of Commerce in legally buying the state government.

Those little $500 to $1000 checks to Kansas lawmakers’ campaigns, tossed to PACs and lobbyists, sown each year as brome seed across the tiny Topeka state house, make a better “deal.”.

A common thought among many Kansans, after 50 years, if the museum cannot “make a profit” - the motivation for human culture and history according to many today - then the Cowtown museum must close, history be damned.

A substantial number of elites in Wichita would prefer all to forget the old “wild west” days, better to keep fluoride out of the water, and as many legally armed as possible against each other. Better to keep Wichita’s teeming humanity befuddled, as a herd.. Easier to ride as Roustabout, pointing the state politicians’ noses toward the limitless horizon of individual wealth each election year.

No, the Cowtown museum must go, lest the Wichita majority of “minorities” learn of the early days of democratic “mob justice” and the elites’ ancestral days when whore houses, cattle herds, railroad spurs, whiskey rivers and gunplay was normal.

The public relation firms have determined contemporary Wichita fares better in the “profit at all cost” as a white middle class Jesus armed with an assault rifle proclaiming control over the “free markets.” Kansans of the herd mentality are best dull witted and ignorant of ethereal matters like off shore tax havens, armies of tax shelter lawyers, tax deductible political “charities” and secretive annual government oil subsidy checks.

Whatever political Roustabout leads Kansans matter not to the 1% so long as their Judas goat leads reliably from prairie to the fattening feedlot, ever onward to the environmental slaughter house.

I'd say the "profit at all cost" crowd is dispensing a particular cultural message, favoring the sound of the bullwhip crack over the taxpayers to spoiling them with universal health care, food stamps or art filled niceties like the Cowtown museum.

It is fashionable today among the Big Thinkers in Wichita and Topeka, Kansas to not spoil the herd, but drive them quickly to “market.”

The deficit at the Cowtown museum pales in comparison to the figure of tens of millions donated by David Koch to build a wing at the distant New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. I surmise the family has tens of thousands of acres sublet from the Flint Hills south to Texas in case the herds of Kansas humanity stampede.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Correction: Number of U. S. population served in armed services during WWII

The number cited of U. S. citizens serving in World War Two during the August 2, 2012 LeRoy Show was incorrect. 

The attributed number who served is 16,596,639 based on U. S. government data. 

Estimates for number of people killed during the war vary from 64 - 85 million deaths worldwide. The majority were civilians and the total number of people killed based on a country by country tabulation equals 2.5 % of the 1939 world population.  

See these figures and much more at the Wikipedia web page.

Ken Burns documentary "The War" airs intermittently at your local PBS affiliates. The embedded link above provides useful information, viewing schedule and a "making of" video for free viewing.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Reminder! "The LeRoy Show" Today @ 2pm

Today's Subject: The railroad and the vital link it played for LeRoy before during and after WWII.

Listen on-line or call 646 716 8652 during the show. Press "1" to visit with the Linebaugh sisters live! 

Today's recipe from the past!

Carrots and Pineapple

Town Homecoming - August 24 - 26th, 2012
Attributed to Mrs. Marvin Shaw.

The Shaws ran the movie theater at one time.

2 bunches carrots
1 No. 2 can pineapple tidbits
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
Pineapple juice
1/4 cup brown sugar.

Add butter, water, salt and pineapple juice to the carrots. Turn flame on full until steam forms, turn burner to simmer and steam until carrots are tender. Just before carrots finish cooking, add pineapple tidbits and sugar.