So it won’t be long before you may be walking out of any store to people having a knock down, drag out in the parking lot.
All of the sudden one man knocks another to the ground and the man on the ground reaches in his waistband and starts to pull out a gun.
If that were to happen today, the only choice you may have is to duck and take cover so when the bullets fly, at least you will be safe.
That may all change soon enough as Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has recently said that he would sign legislation allowing Texans to carry handguns in public without a license.
In a recent radio interview Abbott said “I support it, and I believe it should reach my desk, and we should have ‘constitutional carry’ in Texas”. Just prior to that Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said the Senate did not have the votes for the legislation then, but he was trying to find a way to move it through the process.
It may seem scary to many of us that everyone would be running around with a gun strapped to their hip BUT when you truly give it some thought, it would be much better than a bad guy pulling one out on you and or your loved ones without you knowing they had it.
So once again you’re faced with a “Damned if you do or Damned if you Don’t” scenario.
Stop and think, either they ban guns on private citizen all together or if you feel secure enough, you get to carry one yourself for your own personal protection.
It’s certainly something that everyone should be talking about today before we go back to the days of the Wild Wild West when we’re all carrying guns on our hips and may the fastest man win. A day that we’ll all be waiting for the GUNSMOKE to clear to find out whowill be left standing to fight another day.
Just another Point of View.
Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup
It’s very creamy, deliciously flavorful and satisfying plus it makes an ideal vegan appetizer too.
And we’re off; Add the olive oil to a pot with the onion and garlic, dried oregano and basil and sauté briefly. Then add the sliced mushrooms and the soy sauce, and cover the pot. Cook on medium high, covered, for around 10 minutes.
The mushrooms to release their water. After 10 minutes, remove the lid, and cook for 10 minutes more while uncovered to allow some of the water to cook off.
Next, add the coconut milk and cook for a final 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, allowing the flavors to blend properly.
Now, Add sea salt and black pepper to taste, garnish with fresh herbs and serve.
Go ahead and enjoy some Happy, Healthy Eating.
AT THE MOVIES
Movie times are looking so much better and it looks like it’s about time to start heading back and enjoying everything there is to enjoy At The Movies.
First, YES, There are quite a bit of New Movies being released these days and it would seen there are a good number of New Movies coming in the near future too.
From our friends at Twisted Pictures, SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW.
“A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in this and terrifying chapter from the book of Saw.
Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past.
Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.”
This Film is RATED: R and RUNS: 1Hr 33 mins
NEXT: Angelina Jolie is back in a New Action Mystery, Thriller.
THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD from Bron Studios in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance and Film Rites.
“ A smoke jumper (Jolie) and a traumatized boy fight for their lives as two relentless assassins pursue them through a raging fire in the Montana wilderness.”
This Film is RATED: R and RUNS: 1 Hr :40mins
AND: Let’s not forget, ARMY OF THE DEAD. From The Stone Quarry.
“From filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Zack Snyder’s Justice League), ARMY OF THE DEAD takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a displaced Vegas local, former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), with the ultimate proposition: Break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours.” Not to worry, there’s a lot more twists to the story as well.
This Film is RATED: R and RUNS: 2 Hours and :28 mins
Time to duck into your nearest theather and into a New Adventure AT THE MOVIES.
Las Vegas Nevada. The jewel of the dessert. The city of lights that most days just never seemed to sleep until this horrible pandemic that paralyzed it and so many more vacation destinations around the country and around the world.
Now, as more and more people get Vaccinated, lots of folks are starting to feel a little bit safer in going out. Many people are feeling a lost easier about gathering with family and close friends and some are even venturing out into the country again.
We were in Las Vegas the second week in March and even though there was a cold front moving through you could tell more and more people were starting to move around the city. Still, there were many places that remained closed and many others that were just being overwhelmed in trying to deal with the growing numbers of tourists without the full staff they had before the covid crisis.
People trying to catch and Uber or Lyft were having to wait 30 minutes to an hour for their ride share. Not a common thing in Las Vegas when before you could get one withing 5 or 10 minutes.
Since then, Millions more have got their vaccines and the crowds in Las Vegas have exploded in just over a month. Check out the photos provided in our article and if your one of those folks that likes to visit Las Vegas every now and then check out our website at www.TheLasVegas411.com for tons of current video and photos from Las Vegas.
Just keep in mind that traveling still requires a mask on the plane and most public transportation. Make sure you have carry an approved “Travel Size” container of Hand Sanitizer or Antibacterial hand wipes so you can keep yourself as safe as possible from public germs. Remember to wash your hands often as well.
You’ll also want to keep in mind that no matter where you go to right now, staff at many places is still below full capacity so service may be a bit slower than you expect.
By the way, we’ll be back in Las Vegas this month so we’ll have lost more updated information for you next month and don’t forget to go to www.TheLasVegas411.com for the very latest video of the current state of Las Vegas.Happy Traveling. Be Safe and GOD Speed.
Jalapeño Cheese Squares
Warmer weather is here and us Texans like things Hot anyway. Not long ago I discovered an amazing little snack that is easy to make and relatively healthy.
I’m talking about the Jalapeno Cheese Squares.
The Keto recipe is known by many names, including cheesy jalapeno egg squares, jalapeno egg bites, and Mexican egg casserole.
Simple to make the recipe requires about 30 minutes which makes it an excellent recipe when you’re running low on time. So, you ready? Let’s Get’er Done..
Here’s what we’re going to need,
This Recipe will make
a Total of 12 servings.
Prep Time – 5 minutes
Cooking Time – 30 minutes
• 4 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
• 4 eggs
• 1/4 cup canned jalapenos (diced)
• 1/4 cup onions (diced)
How to Prepare Low-carb Jalapeno Cheese Squares
1 – Spray a baking dish, 8×8 inch or some other, with non-stick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350°F.
2 – Take a bowl and add all the ingredients to it. Mix thoroughly until you get a smooth mixture.
3 – Add the mixture to the baking dish.
4 – Bake the mixture for about 30 minutes or up until jalapeno turns light golden brown on the top.
5 – Serve hot and enjoy!
Happy Healthy Eating !
AT THE MOVIES
As the times continue to seem to improve so do the releases of New Movies and attendance at local movie theaters all around the country.
Fans have been waiting a while for this next installment in this series. From Broken Road Productions, New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster, Warner Bros. It’s “Mortal Kombat,” where MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down.
Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana, the immense power from within his soul, in time, to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
Mortal Kombat is Rated R and Runs 2:35mins.
Talk about to close to the truth is movie called IN THE EARTH. Horror film fans rejoice in et another full feature made just for the horror fan.
From Rook Films, Neon; “As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them.”
IN THE EARTH; Rated R and Runs 1:40 mins.
Take the time to duck out of the weather and into a nice cool theater and into a new adventure in a brand New Movie, At The Movies.
A POINT OF VIEW: HAVE A GREAT TIME
As we get closer to the end and farther away from our beginning we start to wonder if we’ve had enough fun in our lives?
We wonder if we’ve done enough, seen enough, been enough places and made enough friends away from our regular circle of comfort.
A while back I was thinking so much about this that I even went as far as creating a Facebook page called Racing The End. It’s a hodge·podge of writings, a journal if you will of stuff that’s not only going on now in my life but things that I’d like do and plan to do.
Many of us have this going on in one way or another. Some in the form or an actual written journal, others in the form of a diary and if your like me you plaster all over the Internet for everyone to judge you because you just don’t have enough grief going on in your life.
I share stuff like my medical issues. This is an excerpt from May 2020; “I spent an hour on the phone with a Doctor Today. They just changed my Diabetes Meds and Now they want to add an Extra one that would cost me $157 a month Co-Pay. Who can afford that? Not Me. Plus they want to add a Statin too. That would make it TEN Pills I would be taking a day. Enough is Enough. I’ve just been to lazy to do the right thing. The Right Thing in My Case is Getting Back and Sticking With a KETO like diet Plan until my Diabetes disappears. YES it can be done. I’ve done it 3 times before just Failed to Commit. This Time with your Prayers and GOD’s will I Will Not Fail. Lunch today was a small steak and a salad. For dinner tonight a KETO Shake, and so it starts. Pray for me.”
Wow, talk about pouring everything out there but it’s not all like that. Lots of it is about fun stuff I do as well. Like going to Vegas recently.
“Our trip to Vegas last week was Awesome except for while we were there they had a Cold Front move through and it was 40 Degrees every single morning. We flew economy class on American Airlines and I’ve got to say it was not the best experience. The seats were tight and rather uncomfortable. On one flight the sound on the seat Monitor did not work and on another flight they had No Earbuds available because no one loaded them on the flight in Las Vegas. We’ll be back in May and are flying United this time. With any luck the seats will be a little larger and more comfortable. We’ll see.”
Do your self a favor and start writing your own race. It’s liberating and can make you feel better.
In case your a Vegasite like me here are a few pictures from our recent trip.
Live, write, travel, have as great a time as you can, you’ll love it. Just another Point of View.
We’re still close enough to the start of the New Year that many of us are still trying to figure out a way to eat healthier and loose weight for the new year.
Lots of us keep hearing about the KETO Diet that does give folks like me that a Carbohydrate-ly challenged, the ability to loose a considerable amount of weight while still eating as much Beef, Pork, Fish, Bacon, Sausage, Chorizo and Barbacoa as you possibly can without feeling guilty.
There are those who would love to do the KETO Diet but are concerned about eating so much meat especially if they are already border line High Cholesterol or full blown high cholesterol.
That leads me to do a little bit of research and here’s what I found out. “People on a vegan diet consume only plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits and grains, and avoid animal-based foods like meat, poultry, eggs and dairy. Vegans can reach ketosis by relying on high-fat, plant-based products like coconut oil, avocados, seeds and nuts.”
Apparently, you can do a KETO Diet that is a Plant Based endeavor.
It’s known as a VEGAN KETO Diet. Who knew?
Here are some of the things you CAN EAT on a Vegan KETO Diet.
Vegan KETO diet Foods You Can Eat:
Tofu, Tempeh, Soy milk, Sugar free coconut yogurt, Vegan butter, Soy and nut based cheeses, Nuts and nut butters, Seeds, Oils, including coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, and nut oils, Coconut milk and fresh or dried coconut,
Avocado, small quantities of berries, Non-Starchy Vegetables, such as: Leafy greens; Spinach, Kale, Cabbage, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Mushrooms, Peppers, Zucchini, seaweed, including, nori, kelp, dulse.
condiments, such as:
Pepper, Spice, Lemon juice, Fresh herb, Nutritional yeas, Coffee and Tea.
It’s VERY IMPORTANT that you check with your Doctor or a Medical Professional before starting any new diet regimen.
Good luck with your quest for a healthier path to eating and don’t forget to enjoy your Happy, Healthy Eating.
AT THE MOVIES
Things are slowly coming back into bloom after a pandemic that has kept us from places like movie theaters for way too long. Even though there are new movies hitting local theaters these days many theaters are still at limited capacity and new films are few in coming.
This being the case there are some great choices on the small or not so small screen at home not only through streaming services but on regular, standard tv as well.
Shows like Call Me Kat with Mayim Bialik, most recently of The Big Band Theory and before that from the 1990’s TV Hit Blossom.
Call Me Kat is a tv series where A 39-year-old woman (Bialik) decides to use the money her parents had been saving for her wedding to open up a cat-themed cafe instead.
In the original British series, the main character ran a joke shop and her old crush cooked at the restaurant next door. In this series it’s a cat cafe and her old crush actually runs a karaoke.
With co-stars like Swoosie Kurtz (Jessie on Desperate Housewives)
and Lesslie Jordan (who played the short gay guy, Beverley Leslie, Karen’s nemesis in Will and Grace) the show is definatley set up for the laughs.
Coming to a theater near you very soon if not already there is the long awaited
Godzilla Vs. Kong (2021).
From Warner Bros.; “The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another, the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong, with humanity caught in the balance.
Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As a squadron embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans’ very origins and mankind’s survival, a conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.”
Godzilla Vs, Kong, Rated; PG-13.
Have a great time as soon as you can At The Movies.
It was a cold Sunday Night in February and the Snow just kept coming down of the Lone Star state. Iy was a beautiful sight and the kids were all excited because we hardly ever get to see any measurable amount of snow fall in central and south Texas.
This time it would be different though and by morning because of the extremely cold temperature the snow was still on the ground. For the next day the temperature never managed to climb above freezing and the snow was clinging to the ground into another day.
Now it would be Wednesday and finally the temperature manage to climb high enough that the snow started to melt but there was another supersize headed our way the very next day. More snow and that it did. It snowed quite a bit again that morning and through the day into the evening.
This time the snow fell lightly but steadily all day into the evening before it started to surrender by early in the night. It had now been 5 days with snow on the ground and in the air. Much of the stat was suffering from a failing Power Grid and rolling black outs that were supposed to keep the entire power grid from crashing itself.
In fact we would later find out that we were all just a short time away from a catastrophic failure of the states entire power grid which could have left most of the state without for weeks maybe months.
Also, by this time many businesses had been closed and when they reopened they we rushed by customers in a panic buying frenzy. Citizens of our great state were almost in a state of shock. Frustrated with being without of power, having to stay indoors and now without adequate food and other necessities like toilet paper.
The state wouldn’t start to recover until mid day Friday February 19th but by then most businesses were out of many things. There was little if no gas available at local gas stations, many homes had little if no water pressure and many restaurants were either closed or had limited supplies.
Some bar-b-que places were open but had no bread so the couldn’t sell any sandwiches. Some had no tea or drinks at all. And on the days they were open the lines of customers trying to get a bite of food to eat were extremely long and never ending.
People died, many were hurt, some lost their homes and still we try to figure who is responsible and the bigger questing is will anyone be able to fix it so that a situation like this never cripples the state like it did this time. GOD Bless The Great Sate Of Texas.
Just another Point of View.