For those of you not from the Bay Area or are waaaay too young to remember, Tuesday was "Red's Tamales Day." When I was a kid, they were great. I remember you would boil them (pre-microwave), peeled the "husks" off (actually it was paper and you'd boil them in the can) and it was great after school snack. As I recall there wasn't any real meat in them just a reddish sauce that pretended to be and sorta kinda tasted like meat but wasn't. But as a youngster, I didn't know the difference anyway so who cares? I wonder what them doctors today who say this and that is bad for you would say about the delights of "Red's"? I can just see Beck devising a new conspiracy theory around tamales, in a can no less! It is Tuesday and Tuesday was/is…well you know the rest.

Speaking of tamales with no nutritional value whatsoever…what's with giving congress a week off? Didn't they just start working? Isn't there like a budget to like pass? Isn't there like a we'll-run-outta-money-so-we-have-to-shut-down-the-government extension bill that is catching dust in the House Chamber? And we wonder why we hate our lawmakers. Well, when our friends don't get their Social Security checks on time or our military families don't get paid we'll probably break out those wonderful signs again and demand these guys get back to work...wait, maybe that's not such a bad thing.

and so it goes...


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