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Is this a Threat?

I thought I made it clear last week, but I guess I didn't! Do we need to read it again?!?

I have stated in this column before...if you have an opinion or something to say to me, feel free to state your opinion. If you don't want it printed in the RTR, I have no problem with that either. I completely understand not everyone likes to be in the limelight and yet if they have a concern or opinion, I will listen.

I'm not heartless and respect everyone's opinion. I may even agree with them once I hear the concern/opinion. We all have our own opinions and it doesn't mean they are right or wrong. It's an opinion!

I don't take any credibility in anything anyone writes on a piece of paper and sends it anonymously. Seriously, grow a set!

With that being said, again, what is this person trying to say? I can assume they don't agree with Sheldon Larson. They did write on it that it was forwarded to the County Attorney. Is that a threat?!

threat /THret/ noun

noun: threat; plural noun: threats

1. a statement of an intention to inflict pain, injury, damage, or other hostile action on someone in retribution for something done or not done.

First, I'm not worried if it is, because of the handwriting. It looks like an elderly person wrote it. Just ask Bro about our wrestling match a few years ago. I think he would agree I can hold my own in a scuffle. Although, he did take me down in the end. I think it helped that he knew all the wrestling moves!

Secondly, it's a letter to the editor which means the person who wrote has an opinion on something and isn't ball-less. He writes his opinion and guess what, HE SIGNED IT! Wow! What a concept. I would have to say Sheldon Larson has balls!

Lastly, letter to the editor is the opinion of the individual writing the letter not the opinion of the RTR. I have stated this several times in the past, as well.

I can't get anything out of what was sent since the individual didn't have anything to say other than making a threat. Not a very nice person, in my opinion.

I do think this person is on the left side, but that doesn't matter to me. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs on which side they feel better suits them.

To this person...learn to explain yourself and don't be afraid to sign your name. Simply put this is NOT for printing in the paper. Guess what?! It's called respect and it won't be printed in the paper. Making threats is NOT respectful!

I do appreciate that you did spell my name correctly!

Baked Sloppy Joe Cups


1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup chopped yellow onion

1 can (15 oz each) Manwich® Original Sloppy Joe Sauce

1 can (16 oz each) refrigerated southern homestyle buttermilk biscuits

2/3 cup shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend

(I use 1/2 c ketchup 1/4 c mustard and 1/2 to 3/4 c brown sugar instead of the Manwich®)


Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; cook beef and onion 7 minutes or until beef is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain. Add Sloppy Joe sauce; cook 1 minute more or until hot.

Meanwhile, press 1 biscuit into bottom and up sides of 8 medium muffin cups, being careful not to tear dough. Place 1/4 cup meat mixture in each cup. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

Sprinkle cheese evenly over top of each cup. Let stand 1 minute or until cheese softens. Carefully remove from pan.

Joke of the Week

A guy goes into the US Postal Services to apply for a job.

The interviewer asks him, "Are you allergic to anything?" He replies, "Yes, caffeine. I can't drink coffee."

"OK, have you ever been in the military service?" "Yes," he says, "I was in Afghanistan for one tour." The interviewer says, "that will give you 5 extra points toward employment."

Then he asks, "Are you disabled in any way?" The guy says, "Yes. A bomb exploded near me and I lost both my testicles." The interviewer grimaces and then says, "Disabled in your country's service! Well that qualifies for extra bonus points!! Looking at the regulations you have got enough points for me to hire you right now. Our normal hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can start tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., and plan on starting at 10:00 a.m. every day."

The guy is puzzled and asks, "if the work hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., why don't you want me here until 10:00 a.m.?"

"This is a government job," the interviewer says. "For the first two hours, we just stand around drinking coffee and scratching our balls. No point in you coming in for that."


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