42 Days left until America decides

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America has two very distinct choices this November the 6th on election day. One candidate believes all things flow from government while the other believes limited government intervention is the best way to go. Polar opposites. Which does America prefer? That was the question Glenn encouraged listeners across the country to ask themselves on radio this morning when he told the story of Duncan Hines, an American entrepreneur who managed to leave his mark on America without relying on the government.

“In forty-two days America will decide. Probably the most important thing that the America has decided in maybe a 150 years,” Glenn said.

Glenn said that Americans have the choice in November to support a philosophy that holds redistribution as a core tenet. They can vote for a man who believes that government programs and institutions are essential to and indivisible from personal success. Or they can vote for someone who believes in individual success and small government, who thinks that solutions are found at home with families and with faith.

Glenn said that Americans need to remember great individuals who succeeded despite the personal challenges they faced. He recalled the story of Duncan Hines, whose mother died at a young age and whose lawyer father sent him to spend most of his childhood with his grandmother. It was with his grandmother that he learned to appreciate good cooking, and as an adult he travelled the country with his wife compiling lists of good places to eat.

“Well the list that he and (his wife) Florence had put together had become so popular and it was passed around so much, and they became inundated. And that’s when they realized that nobody had compiled a list of places to eat in America. In 1936 he wrote a book called the ” The Adventures in Good Eating”. He wrote about all sorts of places including one in Kentucky a little coffee half a mile from Corbin. You could get fried chicken, potatoes, biscuits, vegetables, a drink. All that for a buck tops,” Glenn explained.

That restaurant near Corbin, KY turned out to be the very first Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Hines’s review was one factor in Col. Sanders’s deciding to franchise the restaurant.

“In 1952 he introduced his own bread to the world. A year later he sold the rights to this bread. He made a fortune. And then he licensed his name to other food products because the country had grown to trust the man with the name that symbolized good food,” Glenn continued.

“He was renowned food critic and author. He found a niche in America, a need that wasn’t being fulfilled and he filled it. And in doing so, in finding that on his own he built something. He became wealthy through his own hard work and his dedication, and in his ingenuity.”

“And we don’t know him anymore, we just know Duncan Hines cake mix. In just a few days we’re going to decide if Duncan Hines didn’t build his cake mix, who did? Was it the government?”

“Soon we decide.”

  • landofaahs

    Choose well America as if your freedom depends upon it, because it does. Make no mistake, little o is bent on destroying traditional America and it’s liberty.

    • http://twitter.com/LaverneKFlores Laverne K. Flores

      Probably the most important thing that the America has decided in maybe a 150 years,” Glenn said... GoldenChance.notlong.com

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Get the government out of the way of the people and we will make the nation soar once again; true to the core of our nations entrepenuers. One more reason to fire Obama in November.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rqhG2yT-58&feature=share&list=PL5FABE780A13D231D Sam Fisher

    Well it will be an interesting time at the end of these 42 days.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    There is no doubt how “thinking” Americans will vote in 42 days, the question is; how many thinkers still exist.

  • Anonymous

    Free beer – free porn – free pizza – hell right there, you’ve got half of America in the palm of your hand – ain’t Obama like a god…dude gotta smoke…are you voting for Obama too?????????…..

  • Guest

    Take your pick America..Mormon or a Anti-Christ. U.S is screwed with a capital S..

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the stroll down Memory Lane, Glenn! I grew up during the 50’s, and California was full of tiny towns then, with Highway 99 winding its’ way through a good number of them. We kept the latest Duncan Hines book in the glove box of the car, and when we would “go for a drive” (the big family entertainment back then), while the rest of us looked out the window at the scenery my Mom would read the various descriptions and menus of upcoming cafes and restaurants until she and Dad decided where we’d stop. The cafes and restaurants always proudly displayed a decal on their front door, “Duncan Hines Approved”, and we NEVER were disappointed!
    Of course, times change (and usually not for the better). The Interstate saved time and allowed for faster speeds, although it bypassed most of the tiny towns. Eventually the annual Duncan Hines books disappeared; my Mom kept her last edition until it was creased and dog-eared, and most of the little cafes had closed their doors and were replaced by Denny’s and McDonald’s.
    My Family has all Gone Home now, no doubt I’ll be joining them soon. I just hope that when I get to the Pearly Gates there will be a big black Buick parked there, with all my family inside, and my Mom will be waving a BRAND NEW Duncan Hines book and telling me to hurry up so we’ll miss the “Dinner Rush”!

  • http://twitter.com/xeno1ith Paul Mcgrath

    Wiki entry:

    Hines and his wife, Florence, began assembling a list for friends of several hundred good restaurants around the country. The list became so popular that he began selling a paperback book, “Adventures in Good Eating” (1935), which highlighted restaurants and their featured dishes that Hines had personally enjoyed in locations across America.

    One such listing in the 1939 edition read:

    Corbin, KY. Sanders Court and Café
    41 — Jct. with 25, 25 E. ½ Mi. N. of Corbin. Open all year except Xmas.
    A very good place to stop en route to Cumberland Falls and the Great Smokies. Continuous 24-hour service. Sizzling steaks, fried chicken, country ham, hot biscuits. L. 50¢ to $1; D., 60¢ to $1

    The thing that stands out to me is what’s listed at the end. 73 years ago you would of been able to get a “very good” steak dinner at a 24 hour restaurant for the price of about what a stick of gum costs today.

  • Anonymous

    False premise: Obama’s actions and words have never affirmed that ALL things flow from the government. This is an interpretation made in bad conscious as a transparent propaganda exageration. Neither is he marxist or socialist, nor muslim or maoist. That is exactly why you loose, because you are attacking a fiction only you people have allowed yourselves to believe. Around here we are all looking at ‘ya going “whu?”

    • new2la

      Then is he just inept, a liar, dumb, un-patriotic and countless other expletives or is he just way over his head? In either case, your man in Washington doesn’t belong there. But then again, You have job security while he is, no?

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