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November 2023 Bourbon and this week's Talking Sense.


Chattanooga Whiskey Barrel Recipe 91

Chattanooga Whiskey

Chattanooga Whiskey Barrel Recipe 91 Aroma: faint sweetness and flowers comes through.

Taste: tickles the tongue, sweet vanilla caramel.

Appearance: more yellow than most.

Finish: stays in the mouth for some time after swallowing.

Story of: lot of information on the bottle. Mash bill is yellow corn, malted rye, caramel and honey malted barley. Age greater than two years.

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More on the Mideast War

It’s interesting reading the opinion pages of the Newspapers about the war in Israel. The tide seems to be turning from solidarity with Israel to sympathy for Palestine. The one constant is that Hamas was wrong to attack, and they must be eliminated. But does the IDF have to bomb Gaza to smithereens, kill thousands of Palestinians, and destroy the Gaza infrastructure in order to accomplish their goal?


Moreover, the press is making hints that Netanyahu is to blame for all of this: he was warned by Egypt of an attack months before October 7 but ignored it; the Prime Minister thought an attack would divert attention away from his legal troubles and his efforts to diminish the Israel Supreme Court. I could be spreading misinformation but there may be a kernel of truth in it. If someone knows better, please leave a comment.


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Covid Reconsidered

Information is now coming out that our reaction to Covid may have been overblown, at least the safety protocols may have been ineffective such as social distancing and masks. Studies show that the droplets from coughing spread further than the six feet distance recommended. I don’t remember what the issue was with masks. At the time these recommendations were made, our medical experts had not dealt with a pandemic such as Covid and so gave their best advice at the time. Who knows the death toll that would have resulted if the population continued as normal; at the time hospitals were filling up, mortuaries were filling up, and deaths were everywhere.


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Careful What I Say....

The Hamas attack of the Israeli rave party and then radiating out from there is heinous. It’s hard to believe all the atrocious acts that the terrorists are accused of doing – mostly because the internet seemed to blow up with fake posts immediately thereafter. The Palestinian people have legitimate complaints about their treatment starting about 75 years ago but attacking and killing civilians is probably not the best solution. Now the Israelis want to obliterate the Gaza Strip where I believe Hamas is hiding and most Palestinians live in semblance of their own country. I don’t recall Hamas stating any goals or demands from the attack on Israel so why start a war and invite death on themselves? Is there a conspiracy lurking as the cause to all of this?


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Conspiracy Theory


Would You Believe?

Hamas attacked Israel to hide the fact that they, Hamas, and not Venezuelans had doctored the voting machines in Arizona to change the count and give the election to Biden. The CIA was close to revealing this information when the DOJ snuck money and supplies to Gaza requesting some kind of quick diversionary event to turn everyone’s attention away from the impending news reveal. Unfortunately, the DOJ lost control with Hamas killing and kidnapping hundreds of Israelis instead of something more mundane like a firework stand blowing up. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.


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