You really have to do something remarkable or really screw up to make the title of my blog. In the case of Mission Tortilla they really screwed up. I thought being a big brand name in a New York store I’d be safe buying them. Wow. Was I wrong.
Being from California, I’m a little picky about my Mexican cuisine. Imagine my surprise when I went to make a burrito with a Mission Tortilla to have it about disintegrate in my hands.
I inspected the package and it said something like, “Super Soft”.
Okay, flour tortillas are soft. They don’t need any weird treatment to get softer. And, as these tortillas demonstrated, you get them too soft and they won’t stand up to those already soft frijoles.
Why do they feel the need to make a “softer” flour tortilla?
The answer to that question will baffle Mexican food lovers until the disappear from the market.
A guy in a forum on LinkedIn asked what he should do with his dysfunctional camera. I told him to put it on Prozac.
He obviously meant nonfunctional. I explained the difference. I hope he takes it the right way. And, I also explained how Canon will give him a trade-in allowance or buy it back. For that, I should earn his good graces.
Or, maybe he will think me dysfunctional.
Cover of LDS.org
I made the cover of LDS.org today. Here’s a screen capture…
My Work on LDS.org
President Francis, Sisters Tran and Johnson are the real stars. I posted it on FB and after about 5-6 hours it only had a few hits. Sister Tran posted it on FB and in about 15 minutes she had 44 likes. I see who’s more popular.
This motivated me to go to the Grandin Building for a walk and take a few pictures.
Sister Missionary Writes in Her Journal
And Now For Something Completely Different
I received a very disturbing flyer in the mail from the Democratic Party. (Not sure how I got on their list.) It was denigrating the a republican candidate because his handgun was used to kill two people. At first glance you think, “OH, MY!” But upon close inspection (and reading) you read in the facts.
1) His gun was in a locked vehicle
2) It was NOT in plain site, but in a duffle bag
3) His vehicle was broken in to and the gun stolen
4) The perps who broken in and stole the gun perpetrated the murders
The idiotic flyer goes on to say that the candidate should have had his gun locked up and not left laying around where someone could see it. Yet, by the same, it points out that he wasn’t in plain sight and it was locked up.
Here is why I find it disturbing. The information is there for all to read that the candidate did nothing wrong. Yet, the flyer’s bold print twists the facts to make it sound like he’s a criminal. It is disturbing because it is a smear campaign from an incumbent/career-politician who doesn’t represent his constituents views. (I fail to see how the guy got elected again after losing to Ann Burkle a couple of terms ago. I made this comment to a friend and his theory is was because he courted the student votes in Syracuse.)
The more I see stuff like this, the more I realize what those founding fathers were thinking when they wanted to limit voting rights to the owners of land. I wonder how those same students would vote if things got as bad as they are in some socialist countries where you don’t get to decide where you live. Instead, it is decided by the state.
I digress. Smear campaigns are a sign that the candidate doing the smearing is worried about losing… and for very good reasons.