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Topic: AS EASY AS PIE (12/01/16)
TITLE: A Country United
By Chris Goglin
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Gather the main ingredients: The best apples, succulent and sweet, without any bruises or rough spots.
Round up the clean politicians that know what they are doing and respect others.
Prepare the crust: Place three cups of flour in a bowl with a heaping cup of vegetable shortening.
A strong foundation is the essence of any successful organization, or it will crumble apart.
Add a pinch of salt to flour mixture for just the right amount of flavor.
Interact with others to get their opinions and resolve any differences.
Cut vegetable shortening into small crumbs with a hand pastry blender.
Remove from office, any disruptive people who want to cause trouble.
Add a cup of ice water a little at a time until mixture becomes soft, not sticky.
Use firmness mixed with compassion in dealing with contradictory subjects.
Divide dough in half, place on floured pastry cloth, and roll with rolling pin to form a circle.
Create committees to strengthen each other around the globe.
Gently fold over and place pastry in pie dish, cutting excess from around the edges.
Become acquainted with candidates before voting, to avoid placing the wrong person in office.
Peel and core apples, cutting them into medium size pieces. Pile into pie plate heaping them to nice size.
Always take security measures in separating criminals from the innocent public.
Sprinkle a cup of sugar over the apples, along with a little cinnamon and nutmeg.
Having a sweet disposition can add a little spice to life in a difficult situation.
Add about eight pats of butter and place over top of apple pile.
A well-oiled presidency will produce a smooth and relaxed cabinet.
Place another circle of piecrust over apples, and pinch dough to create a ridge to hold apples in.
Building a wall to keep illegals out is good, but in turn, make it easier to become U.S. citizens.
Use small knife to cut slits in top crust to let steam out.
Sometimes discipline is needed to vent angry disagreements and begin the healing process.
Using pastry brush, add a little milk to top of pie and sprinkle with sugar.
Smooth over any insignificant problems with a touch of kindness.
Bake at 325 degrees for at least an hour, testing apples occasionally to see if they are soft.
Stand firm on your beliefs, challenging others to do the same.
Enjoy your warm apple pie with vanilla ice-cream.
Rejoice in a unified people where love can be a delightful victory.
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