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File Under: “Every time I buy beef I hate Biden more.”

It seems pretty clear that the next step up from $57  is coming in with pre-approved financing from the Fed and a Net Worth statement.

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  • Hyland May 12, 2022, 12:59 PM

    Jo Jo Magoo is a brain-damaged puppet/traitor to the American Republic. His handlers are instigating the deliberate overthrow and destruction of our nation.

    • ghostsniper May 12, 2022, 1:18 PM

      “Gas Prices are the Highest Ever Recorded and the Biden administration cancels an Alaska oil and gas lease sale? This has got to stop. Unleash American Energy Joe!” Pence said on Twitter.

      That was said by former Vice President Mike Pence.

      On Twitter.

      What a weak pussy.

  • gwbnyc May 12, 2022, 1:55 PM

    required animal protein possession permits in place, of course, and final purchase approval pending social scoring profile.


  • PA Cat May 12, 2022, 2:31 PM

    I doubt that Joey Plugs is bothered one little bit. And it may be that the present $57/lb price tag is partly the result of Brandon’s boss making Wagyu beef a fashionable menu item when he and Moochelle lived in the People’s House. From 2012: “Michelle Obama celebrated her 48th birthday Tuesday night with her husband and friends at a D.C. steakhouse where the menu features a $28 hamburger named ‘The Obama.’ . . . . But the Obamas didn’t have burgers–they reportedly had steak in the private dining room. . . . according to one food blog–in a town famous for leaks–the President and Mrs. Obama ordered a 10-ounce American Wagyu steak, which at $81 is the second most expensive item on the menu, just behind the 12-ounce American Wagyu for $92. . . . The restaurant’s assistant general manager told the blog Foodorama that Michelle Obama ‘dines with us quite regularly.'”

    Of course, that was a whole decade ago– prices have gone up a tad since then. BLT now charges $95 for a 14-oz American Wagyu Strip, $110 for a 14-oz Australian Wagyu Strip, and . . . $135 for a 6-oz (not a typo!) Japanese A-5 Miyazaki Ribeye. You can have any steak topped with lobster fondue, “garlicky” shrimp, or blue cheese and caramelized onion.

    And if you want to raise a glass to Brandon for taking Wagyu beef out of reach for all but the Davos set, you can order the “Good Ol Joe” cocktail (saffron infused bacardi anejo cuatro, grand marnier, dolin blanc vermouth, house grenadine) for a mere $16.

    Meanwhile, I blame Brandon for the ongoing shortages and price increases of the kitties’ Fancy Feast. I’m not about to deny them their feline version of Wagyu beef, though, and I hope you still give Olive the best cat food that Chico has to offer.

  • Dirk May 12, 2022, 3:11 PM

    Interesting, or son in law his family are now raising Wagyu beef, amongst the black angus. Started last year.

    We Have 1/2 a Wagyu hanging at the butcher, awaiting cutting wrapping. We’re paying 2.00 a pound on the hoof. Guessing total bill will be 1200.00 butchered, aged, cut, and wrapped. Last year that was 420 pounds of cut beef, in the freezer. That’s black angus, grass fed, “organic ranchers”, not the Wagyu. Last year was not the Wagyu.

    Gerard, if your interested I can get you on the list for 1/4 beef at that price. Actually they told us at dinner the beefs going to 2.10 hang weight.

    Also anybody got a CBD connect. These guys have 14500, pound’s of CBG bud, “ organic”. All licensed legal they need to market. The numbers are some of the highest quality and lowest thc numbers I’ve seen or read in the US.

    • Vanderleun May 12, 2022, 4:09 PM

      Alas, I’ve no place to freeze and store that much meat. Just an apartment refrigerator with standard freezebox. Freezebox? Squeezebox?

      All right then…

      • ghostsniper May 12, 2022, 5:30 PM

        You can get a 7 cf model at Lowes for just over $200. They’ll deliver it for less than $100. You’d be surprised how much stuff you can get in one if you categorize everything and pack it in dollar store storage bins. We have a freezer that size (bought during the pandemic for the inflated cost of $500) and there are 8 large bins in it slammed with goodness. One of my better purchases and wish I had gotten one decades before. Very useful.

      • MMinWA May 12, 2022, 6:20 PM

        Just signed up for the next beef harvest from our local favorite. My gal and I went through a 1/4 side in 5 months, we still have a bunch of roasts, hamburger and steaks left and we eat beef 10+ meals/week out of 21. Average price per pound was 4.25 and they threw in bags of bones, a couple hearts and 2 big bags of liver(makes great pate). The meat was delicious BTW

        Our smallest freezer out 3 we have cost a couple hundred and easily held the 1/4.

        Money well spent. Make sure your gen is 5 x 5 too.

        • Gordon Scott May 12, 2022, 7:38 PM

          I had three also at the house in Minneapolis. They were handy for discovered deals like the time I got Target’s Christmas dinner-in-a-box for $15, nee $60, on December 26. Turkey, taters, green bean casserole, dressing, pie and gravy. Three of those went in, and two went out to the kids-in-law when their budget was tight.

  • Casey Klahn May 12, 2022, 6:37 PM

    Don’t soft sell the beef price problem. I buy from the local butcher but when I want a good cut, it’s like pulling teeth to pay for.

    Yours and my favorite elite, Bill Gates, has bought up Eastern Washington land and declared both people and cattle to be parasites. The gubmint says out of this side of its mouth: we’re going to cure inflation, and out of the other side it says: you can all go straight to hell, where I hear they serve a damn good tofu burger.

  • Gordon Scott May 12, 2022, 7:31 PM

    Usually Craigslist is your friend, here. I’ve gotten several freezers off there, and never paid over $100. I looked at Chico Craigslist and the selection was not great. But that can change overnight. Ideally you’ll find one that the owner will deliver.

    This one is free, and allegedly it works:

    I have no hesitation in buying a 1960’s upright freezer. They will run forever, the price is good and hey, avocado green is coming back!

    • Vanderleun May 12, 2022, 8:11 PM

      That’s very tempting but I also don’t have the floor space or, indeed, the electrical outlets. It’s not my 3 bedroom Paradise house but a small 2-bedroom one bath apartment.

      • Mike Austin May 13, 2022, 1:50 AM

        One bedroom, 680 square feet for my digs. Every spare inch is filled with audio equipment, books, records, outdoor stuff, 2 bicycles and enough supplies for about 2 months: food, fuel and such. I keep 35 gallons of water outside on the balcony. Absolutely no room for a freezer or really anything else. It’s comfortable enough for one person.

      • ghostsniper May 13, 2022, 4:48 AM

        Gotta figure out where your priorities lie. My chest freezer (the most efficient style because when the lid is open the cold doesn’t spill out onto the floor) is about 4.5′ long x 3′ deep x 3′ tall, and it’s out here in my 288 sf office. No kidding, it will change your life to a certain degree, having ample food on hand all the time. Not just meat. In our freezer are also have 4 loaves of bread, hamburger and hot dog buns, 4 gallons of milk, frozen coffee creams, cheeses of every kind, loads of frozen vegetables and fruits. 1 bin has beef, 1 has pork, another has chicken. All inventory is on a list hanging on the wall by the freezer. All bins are numbered and cataloged on the list so I know right where to go to get what I want. In and out in less than a minute and keep all that cold inside. Every couple weeks I shuttle stuff from the chest freezer to the house refrigerator freezer, and add things to the “need to buy” list hanging on the wall. Sure cuts down on the running to the store. This methodry carries over to our 5 larders which are set up similarly. By having everything on hand the only thing we run out of is fresh produce but we are working on getting a handle on that problem. Local food co-ops. FWIW, I would not waste money on an appliance that does not come with a warranty. If the freezer goes out you have a whole lot of food to have to deal with. You can get a new one for $200-300.

  • Snakepit Kansas May 13, 2022, 5:23 AM

    I got some Waguy burger at Sam’s on markdown. Put a squirt of soy sauce on it and a dusting of seasoned salt then threw on the grill. Cook on low because these guys are not lean and you can get fire flareups. They were very good hamburgers, no leftovers.

    Yes, beef prices went stupid. Used to buy KC strips regularly. I can afford them, but on principle, I refuse to spend that much regularly. I have been buying the sirloin roasts for ~$5/lb, then cut them up myself and throw it on the grill. We have bought boneless chicken breast at Sam’s forever for $2/lb. Now, if you can even find it, $3/lb. Sam’s is regularly out. Thanks Joey.

    Still have plenty of ground elk in the freezer. Mix 50/50 with ground beef and throw on the grill. Will be doing that all summer.

  • Dirk May 13, 2022, 7:36 AM

    New freezers are difficult to source for the past couple years. We’re told folks are in fact stocking deeper, just in case. We just sent 12 fillet minions, a few New York’s, and maybe thirty pounds of ribs up to my wife’s parents.

    All the family were up for Mother’s Day, we needed freezer room, so sent that selection up for a family bbq. I use to be the bbq master. My sil, my bil, have shamed me lately in the bbq department. A good bbq chef is someone who pays attention to detail when the meats on the grill.

    They both have Treagers, and use pellets. I’m still using an old-school smoker and a Weber bbq. I’ll use the Weber until I die, I prefer charcoal bbqs much better than a propane model. It’s about the taste!

    Beef is interesting, few years back we purchased a 1/2, the burger was fantastic, and the finer cuts had a really gamey taste. Like really gamey. We ended up grinding it for the dogs. My daughter and sil, happened to be here when we bbqed the rib eye, Glen was so pissed, that he brought us another 1/2, out of the ranch’s pocket.

    These folks farm/ ranch for a living, he would not accept my money. So I had my daughter slip the cash into his desk a few months later. No idea why that specific Angus was foul-tasting. Never happened since that one, that was 2015.

    • ghostsniper May 13, 2022, 9:09 AM

      Dirk sed: “No idea why that specific Angus was foul-tasting.”
      Maybe there was a buffalo in the woodpile?

  • jiminalaska May 13, 2022, 9:36 AM

    Foul tasting Angus: Might have been due to the dressing out before butchering. It’s easy to get something from the coat outside on the meat inside, that taints the taste if not careful.

    • KCK May 13, 2022, 10:15 PM

      Correct: the meat must be properly clean. Mammas have scent glands that must be carefully minded when skinning takes place.

  • Dirk May 14, 2022, 5:43 AM

    Suspect your gents are correct.