Pardon Me Please

Today (Wednesday), President Obama will participate in the the annual White House Thanksgiving Turkey pardon, a tradition where presidents “pardon” a turkey from slaughter in a White House ceremony. The turkey is typically shipped off the Disneyland to live out the rest of its days.

… White House aides prepping for today’s annual turkey pardoning released a humorous video preview in advance of the goofy ceremony. Shot from the perspective of the pardoned turkey and featuring a voice-over by White House assistant press secretary Ben LaBolt, the film by White House videographer Arun Chaudhary features background music from the classic Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” — with occasional turkey gobble sounds added at key moments.  See the video.

Tuesday’s Top Ten


Good Morning Mother Lode,

It’s Tuesday and I’m looking forward to being back on the show tomorrow with Miss Bridgette and getting ready for Thanksgiving and this weekends 2009 Mother Lode Christmas Parade!   Which brings us to today’s Top Ten list!  Name the Top Ten Favorite Things about The Mother Lode Christmas Parade! We’ll post the list here later this morning!

It’s also Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day!  Be sure to call Bridgette and John Bell this morning and share your unique talent.  Maybe Bridgette and John will share theirs!

Have a great Mother Lode Day!

Thanksgiving Spoiler

Okay…do you really want to know the most fattening foods are that will be on the table this Thanksgiving?  If not, stop reading now and eat away!



Apple Pie — A classic American treat for the holidays that’s packed with sugar. Calories: 552, Calories from fat: 230, Total fat: 25.6g

Christmas Cheeseball — Popular at holiday parties as a snack with chips or crackers, but cream cheese is full of fat. Nutrition Facts: Calories: 421, Calories from fat: 350, Total fat: 39g

Christmas Pudding — A classic British dessert filled with sugar. Nutrition Facts: Calories: 344, Calories from fat: 165, Total fat: 18.4g

Egg Nog — A rum-filled drink sipped for the holidays, and it’s packed with fat and sugar. Nutrition Facts: Calories: 335, Calories from fat: 187, Total fat: 20.9g

Holiday Creamed Corn — A favorite side dish from the southern U.S. that is filled with fattening cream and butter. Nutrition Facts: Calories: 330, Calories from fat: 247, Total fat: 27.5g

Latkes (Potato Cakes) — Served during Hanukkah. A tasty food, but it’s basically starch deep fried in oil. Nutrition Facts: Calories: 319, Calories from fat: 18, Total fat: 2g

Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows — Served up in the U.S. along with turkey on Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes are healthy on their own, but add the butter and sugar (from the marshmallows too), and it’s a fat trap. Nutrition Facts: Calories: 419, Calories from fat: 123, Total fat: 13.7g

It’s Monday!

Good Morning Mother Lode!


It’s Monday and I encourage all of you to stop eating NOW!  Thanksgiving is just a few days away and you’ll need room for seconds and thirds of turkey, dressing and all the fixin’s!   Please keep in mind what Thanksgiving is all about and this time of year we need to remember those less fortunate.  Please remember to donate to this years Family To Family project and let’s make sure our neighbors have enough to eat.  Enjoy your family,  friends and celebrations and be sure to join us Friday night for The 2009 Mother Lode Christmas Parade!

Join Bridgette on the show later this morning for more fun and music, plus the early bird special and the mystery word of the dy is “GRAVY”!  Be the 3rd caller at 532-9350 when you hear Bridgette use the word in the 7am hour and win! 

 I’m back from Mississippi this Wednesday Morning!

Have a great day!

Da’ Bears!


The Summerville Bears have had an impressive season to say the least!  But this past weekends game against Ripon, the first of the playoffs, was one of the best with the weather elements making even more fun watch!  Here are some great video highlights!

Go Bears!