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Congratulations to Anna and Terry Lambert on the birth of their baby girl. Lacey James Lambert was born on November 20. Congrats also to the proud big brother Knox, and to Grandma Gina and Grand Larry! Terry reports that Anna is doing great, and that Lacey is just perfect and Gina says she can't wait to hold Lacey in her arms. We at the McCarty Metro are so happy for everyone.



Kelly & Margaret spent 4 days on Mackinac Island. They stayed at the Grand Hotel, which is known for their horse-drawn carriages, afternoon tea in the parlor, croquet and bocce in the tea garden, dressing up for dinner and nightly dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra, drinks in the Cupola Bar on the 5th floor, and just sitting in a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch with spectacular views of the Straits of Mackinac. Although the weather was not the best, the couple had a great time. On the way back home, they also took a detour through the Tunnel Of Trees.

Here are some photos of our trip on Mackinac Island...
And who could forget the delicious food at the Grand Hotel...


Kevin, Stephanie, Audri, and Braxton McCarty all appeared on the Steve Wilkos show on November 10. The show was dedicated to internet viral sensations, and Steve Wilkos took a look at some viral videos on TikTok, along with some of the good, bad and ugly commentary that comes with them. Also, highlighting some of the digital content Steve himself created with his family during the pandemic.

The McCarty family shared the fun they are having doing the videos, along with stories of some of the 'haters' out there. The McCartys currently have over 1.9 million followers on TikTok and growing. They were given 2 full segments on the show, showing some of their videos and shared their story with the host.

You can see all of the McCarty videos @themccartys on TikTok. Below is a little snippet of the show.

The Steve Wilkos Show
Season 13, Episode 151 Viral Sensations
First Aired: November 10, 2020



As of this printing, the upcoming McCarty Metro Las Vegas trip is still a go! It is scheduled to take place from January 13-17. Join the McCarty Metro staff, family, and friends for a fun time in Sin City. We'll have a yard of Slurpee waiting for any newcomers. If the pandemic puts a halt on those dates, a make-up trip will be scheduled when it is safe to do so.

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Excoriating the presumptive nominee for his lack of action, the mainstream national news media turned its ire on the Biden administration Tuesday for its failure to solve the COVID epidemic. “Hopes were high when President-elect Biden won the election but unfortunately at this point he has failed to deliver on his promises to listen to scientists and see the nation through this challenging period,” said CNN anchor John Berman, confirming that thus far, the Democratic nominee had not lobbied Congress or issued any executive actions to address rising hospitalizations or the economic devastation incurred by the virus. “Despite signaling that he would make it a chief priority, Biden and his as-yet-unnamed cabinet officials have acted like deer in the headlights, refusing to put forward any legislation whatsoever despite having at least the House and, pending results, even the Senate in their corner. It’s this type of stalling that just adds more fuel to the fire for Republicans who claim that Democrats get nothing done.” Berman went on to further condemn Biden for his failure to propose meaningful policy solutions to the wave of all of the Republican violence since the election which is expected to escalate over the next few months.



Houston LGBTQ bar Buddy’s offered Texans a unique election experience on Tuesday: casting ballots for the U.S. presidential election in 14 voting booths on its dance floor.

Buddy’s is the first bar to serve as a voting venue in Harris County - the largest in Texas by population - after owner Christopher Barry proposed it to officials seeking to make voting easier during the coronavirus pandemic. “This is our way of trying to help our community,” said Barry, 41, who described the set-up as “Vote in the Front; Party in the Back.”

Bar patrons drank Dos Equis beer on the outside patio as voters cast their ballots inside. A garage door separated the two areas, providing the privacy and peace to vote. “It really doesn’t feel like I’m in a voting place at all,” said Bryan Cervantes, 36, a graphic designer who was one of the roughly 100 voters who had voted at the site by Tuesday afternoon. “It was super simple.”

Outside, drag queens with the nonprofit group Joy To The Polls danced and lip-synched to songs as part of an effort that organizers said was geared toward increasing voter turnout. “We’re here to bring joy to the polls, literally,” said Athena Sapphire, 26, whose legal name is Ervin Johnson. Bedecked in a floral jumpsuit with bell-bottom cuffs, Sapphire roller-skated around the bar’s parking lot.

“No matter who people plan to vote for, we want to encourage them to come out and vote,” Sapphire said. Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins, 34, showed up at Buddy’s in cowboy hat and boots to talk to voters and bar patrons. “Why not have a polling location that people can find easily?” said Hollins, a Democrat.

After Harris County boosted its election budget sevenfold from 2016 to $27.7 million, Hollins tripled early-voting locations to 120, including drive-through voting that has been contested in courts by Republican groups and some polling sites that are open 24/7. On Election Day, more than 800 voting locations were open across the county, including a funeral home, a stadium, schools, libraries and community centers. No long lines were reported on Tuesday anywhere in the county, which is larger than the state of Rhode Island and has 2.5 million registered voters.

Here are some of the recent travel destinations from our faithful readers

Kelly & Margaret went to Mackinac Island for 4 days and stayed at the Grand Hotel
Larry & Bob made a recon visit to Oak Grove KY to prep for Vegas in the new year
Margaret did a "scrapbook" weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan. I smell chicken!

Margaret also had a "scrapbook" weekend in Marshall, Michigan (when the cats away, the boys played poker)

Did you travel recently? Send us your destination and pictures to mccartymetro@gmail.com

Dear Editor: I have to admit, I really enjoyed the dog videos in this issue. Although I’m not a dog owner, these video clips made me smile, made me laugh, and filled my heart with joy. They reminded me of the time that my yellow Lab, Buddy, was sound asleep. He very loudly passed gas, which made everyone-in-the-room’s eyes burn in disgust. Buddy was awaken by the noise and his rear-end vibration. He looked at his tail, smelled his backend, and tried to run away from himself. It was a memory that still warms my heart to this day. Can we look forward to more animal videos in future issues? -Animal video lover

ED NOTE: Sure... Why not? Your question though reminded me of tuna fish and egg salad sandwich night on Fridays during Lent in the small living room on Sussex... Spoiler... We didn't have a dog either!

Dear Editor: I find myself watching lots of Hallmark Christmas movies this time of year. Does that make me less of a man? -Running out of Kleenex

ED NOTE: Yeah... a little bit. However, I'll do you a solid. Most of the movies end with Laurie Laughlin going to prison for bribing college officials.

Dear Editor: Due to COVID, I am not allowed into Wal-Mart unless I wear a mask. So I tried to enter Wal-Mart wearing a hockey mask, but was told I could not enter. What gives? - Slapped and Shocked

ED NOTE: Well Slappy... Wal-Mart is taking a fierce stance and commitment to helping reduce the spread of COVID. Maybe the hockey mask you were wearing didn't satisfactorily cover your mouth and nose, thereby possibly you may infect others, or worse yet, you might get infected from someone else. We at the Metro commend Wal-Mart for maintaining a safe shopping experience for all it's customers. I also heard though that if you don't have a proper mask, they can supply you one, like this lady to the right. Anyways... Stay safe!

Dear Editor: Since returning from Paris France in February of this year, I have successfully avoided contracting COVID. In addition to Zinc, Vitamin A, and Vitamin D, I enjoy 3 Jim Beam Vanilla cocktails and walk two miles a day. My question is, I'm now outside of Dallas. How the hell do I get back home? - Tired of Walking

ED NOTE: I knew you should have made a left turn in Albuquerque. Whatever you do to get back home, don't use the Garmin... Use Waze. Or, if you don't have the app, just use these directions...  turn around and go up your ass and to the left... Can't miss it!

Dear Editor: This is my neighbor’s house. When should I call a truce to the Christmas light war? -Looking at my electric bill

ED NOTE: Rather than reply to this, I asked President Trump to talk to your neighbor > > > > > > >

Dear Editor: You do a great job on the McCarty Metro and the Final Thought has become a favorite read. Nice work! -A Fan

ED NOTE: Thank you! It always is great to hear what people like in the Metro! I hope you and all of our readers have a very, Merry Christmas!

ED NOTE: I appreciate you stopping by. I would like to hear your questions, comments, or editorials.

Just submit them anytime during the month to mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in our next issue.

For those that do not speak the language, Le' Food is French for "The Food"! Readers, email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com to submit your
favorite recipe for inclusion in an upcoming issue. This month we have a great summertime griddle dish and a delicious dessert. Bon Appétit!

Both of these recipes are submitted by Gina.

Whether you're entertaining for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve,
both of these easy and quick appetizer recipes are sure to please everyone. Happy Holidays! - Gina

Candied Pecans
(yields 6 cups)

This simple recipe for candied nuts only calls for 7 ingredients. They are perfect for topping various salads, entrees, and desserts or simply eating as a snack. And they also make a delicious gift!


½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 cups (12 ounces) pecan halves, unsalted
1 egg white, whisked


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper to a large bowl or zip lock bag. Toss or whisk until evenly combined. Set aside. In a separate bowl, add pecans and whisked egg white, and gently toss until pecans are evenly coated. Add in the sugar mixture and toss until combined. Spread the nut mixture out in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (If your baking sheet is not large enough for a single layer, split the batch onto two baking sheets). Bake for about 40 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time, until pecans are fragrant and the sugar coating is cooked. (The sugar will harden more once the pecans are out of the oven.) Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack until the nuts reach room temperature. Transfer them to a sealed container and store until ready to use.

Vegetable Pizza Christmas Wreath Appetizer


2-3 cans Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls (regular size)
2 oz of cream cheese soften
3/4 cup sour cream
2-3 tbsp from a vegetable OR ranch seasoning packet
1/8-1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 large broccoli crown , chopped
¾ cucumber finely chopped
1-2 red pepper finely chopped (save the bottom & 2 strips for the Christmas “bow” (see below)
Desired amount of mini grape tomatoes – cut in half


Preheat oven to 375 F. Unroll the dough & separate along the pre-cut vertical lines (NOT the diagonal lines for the individual crescent rolls). Fold these in half to double the dough. On an ungreased cookie sheet or pizza sheet, start laying the dough down to form a circle. Press the dough down so the width of the ring is approximately 4 inches. (HINT: put an upside down bowl in the center of cookie sheet & then place the dough around it. This will help to maintain a nice even circle. Remove before baking.) Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. The baking time will vary depending on the thickness of the dough, so be sure to check often so bottom doesn’t burn. (NOTE: if pastry is puffing up too much, poke with a fork). Remove from oven & cool completely. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, sour cream and seasonings until combined and smooth. Spread evenly over the crust. Top with broccoli, cucumber, and red peppers. Press the vegetables lightly into the cream cheese. Top with tomato halves. Use the bottom and two strips of the red pepper to make a bow. While it can be served immediately, it’s also nice to cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate for 1-2 hours and then serve chilled.


This is a new feature of the McCarty Metro giving our readers, young and old alike, a chance to write an article to tell us about yourself. If you would like to participate, email me an article about yourself or someone you know.

I have 3 objects. I have dance shoes, a picture of my family, and a set of markers. These things will tell you about me.

The first item is my dance shoes. My dance shoes represent my love for dance. One of my favorite things about dance is that I do three different dances. The three are tap, hip hop, and my favorite is ballet. My second item is my family picture. It is in my room on my wall. It has me and my family laughing. Every time I look at it, I think of my family! I like to play board games with my family. My last item is a set of markers. This represents my art. I love to blend colors. Mixing yellow with blue is fun. I love to do art with my grandma. These are three items that I love.

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ED NOTE: This recipe is not kitchen tested

Get a turkey from the turkey patch. Before you cook it, you need to put chocolate chips on. Cook the turkey at 1000 degrees for 2 hours. The turkey is done what it's black. You can eat birthday cake with the turkey. For dessert, you can eat root beer floats.

Happy Thanksgiving!


ED NOTE: If you have a young writer who wants to see their work on the McCarty Metro, send it in an email to me
at mccartymetro@gmail.com for inclusion in an upcoming issue.

You can submit videos by sending it to me, send me a link, or uploading to YouTube and sending me the info to mccartymetro@gmail.com

Time Machine Fix

Kevin and Audri build a time machine
Sorry... No DeLoreans were hurt in this.

Who Is Taller?

Brad and family at the Michigan Science
Center try to decide who is the tallest.

Touchdown Cooper

Cooper McCarty scores his second of three touchdowns on the day with this catch and run.

Fred Sanford?

Braxton does his best Fred Sanford
imitation while walking around the yard.

Michigan Christmas

Here's what happens in Michigan if you have more than 10 people at your Christmas party.

Shooting Range

Mike, Kelly, Rick, and Steve show their skills.
Gonna have me a skeet sammich tonight!

Christmas Lights

Here is the Mt. Juliet McCarty display that is versus the neighbor from our Metro Sound Off



If you know someone who could use our prayers, please email me at mccartymetro@gmail.com.



Road Warrior Animal, 60, Hall of Fame professional wrestler (AWA, WWF, AJPW). Gale Sayers, 77, Hall of Fame football player (Chicago Bears) and admin (Southern Illinois), characterized in Brian's Song, complications of dementia. Helen Reddy, 78, singer ("I Am Woman", "Delta Dawn") and actress (Pete's Dragon), Grammy winner (1973). Mac Davis, 78, singer-songwriter ("Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me", "It's Hard to Be Humble") and actor (North Dallas Forty), complications from heart surgery. Bob Gibson, 84, Hall of Fame baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), pancreatic cancer. Eddie Van Halen, 65, Hall of Fame musician (Van Halen) and songwriter ("Eruption", "Jump"), Grammy winner (1992), throat cancer. Johnny Nash, 80, singer-songwriter ("I Can See Clearly Now", "Hold Me Tight", "Tears on My Pillow"). Whitey Ford, 91, Hall of Fame baseball player (New York Yankees), Cy Young Award (1961), World Series champion (6 times), dementia. Joe Morgan, 77, Hall of Fame baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants) and broadcaster, NL MVP and World Series champion (1975, 1976). Conchata Ferrell, 77, actress (Two and a Half Men, Edward Scissorhands, Network), complications from cardiac arrest. Fred Dean (no photo), 68, Hall of Fame football player (San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers), COVID-19. Spencer Davis (no photo), 81, musician (The Spencer Davis Group), pneumonia. Sean Connery, 90, actor (Dr. No, The Untouchables, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Oscar winner (1988). Norm Crosby, 93, comedian and actor (Eight Crazy Nights). Alex Trebek, 80, game show host (Jeopardy!, High Rollers, Double Dare), 7-time Emmy winner, pancreatic cancer. Howie Meeker (no photo), 97, Hall of Fame ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), commentator (Hockey Night in Canada), four-time Stanley Cup champion. Tom Heinsohn, 86, Hall of Fame basketball player, coach, and broadcaster (Boston Celtics). Paul Hornung (no photo), 84, Hall of Fame football player (Green Bay Packers), Super Bowl champion (1966), Heisman Trophy winner (1956), complications from dementia. Terry Duerod, 64, basketball player (Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks), NBA champion (1981), leukemia. 



A couple were Christmas shopping. The mall was packed and as the wife walked around, she was surprised to discover that her husband was nowhere to be found. She was quite upset because they had a lot to do, and hence, she became so worried that she called him from her cell phone to ask him where he was.

In a quiet voice he said: "Do you remember the jewelers we went into about 5 years ago, where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we couldn't afford, and I told you that one day I would get it for you?" All choked up, the wife started to cry and said: "Yes honey. I do remember that shop."

The husband replied... "Well, I'm in the pub next door!"



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