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Gah....He's still babbling on....How's everyone coping?

So I turned him off and switched to the shopping channel and bought a fit bit. I'm old but I need to live long enough to see him in Prison.
Posted by The empressof all | Fri Jan 4, 2019, 03:45 PM (10 replies)

OMFG Omarosa will be on Celebrity Big Brother ROFL

....I may just have to sully my soul and tune in....She's really scraping the bottom of the barrel now...Looks like she's having a hard time pimping that tell all book.

Posted by The empressof all | Sun Jan 28, 2018, 10:18 PM (9 replies)

Here is what I will accept to end this Debacle

Immediate resignation of Paul Ryan..to be replaced by Joe Biden or John Kerry as Speaker. The Speaker does not need to be a member of Congress per House Rules.

Upon the new House Leaders Swearing in...The immediate resignation of both Pence and 45.

New House Speaker sworn in as President --- Let them keep the Congress for now....

Given what we have been put through by this Republican led dismantling of our country's well being---This is letting them off easy and will save the Republic.
Posted by The empressof all | Tue Feb 14, 2017, 02:33 PM (10 replies)

So which are the Republican who may start standing up to Trump first?

I know they are few and far between. Of course we have McCain and Graham already starting to make noise about Russia but I'm not sure if they are really taken seriously. Corker has grave concerns about repealing the ACA without a plan in place. He has some clout in this. Who else can we focus in on sending information and support to on these issues that could be open to influence?

The way I see it we are dependent upon them to help the process in slowing down at least the steamroller that seems to be heading through Congress and the White House.
Posted by The empressof all | Sat Jan 7, 2017, 07:21 PM (18 replies)

Just Remember Cable News wants Dissent--It boosts Ratings...

Watch C-Span if you feel your blood pressure rising. Those commentators are hunting out the Hillary haters and the most rabid wackos to boost their bottom lines.

It's a Democratic Convention....There is always Drama!
Posted by The empressof all | Mon Jul 25, 2016, 07:50 PM (1 replies)

Any other Instant Pot Users here? I just upgraded to the Blue tooth

I have been using one of the first generation models for years but have been wanting the new one for a while now. I have yogurt going as my first adventure. I usually make yogurt in a salton maker but the IP will let me make twice as much at a time now. I got a little annoyed with the blue tooth set up but think I have it linked now. Tomorrow I will try to write some scripts. Have you tried to sous vide? I understand that it can be tricky and wondered if any of you have had any luck with it....

So here's the irony with this for me...It's a tool that will help you cook more efficiently and often at a greater speed but I'm afraid my toy will just have me cooking double the amount of food because I have so much more time and now two instant pots.

Don't even get me started with cheesecake....
Posted by The empressof all | Sat Mar 5, 2016, 01:14 AM (1 replies)

What's new on your Holiday Menu this year?

We are normally very traditional (aka--a little boring) with our Thanksgiving menu. Everyone expects the Turkey, the mashed potatoes and gravy, the Sausage Dressing..... But every year I try to shake it up a bit with adding a new twist. I usually serve the cranberry/orange sauce from Trader Joes and of course the Canned sauce for the diehards. This year I'm doing the cranberry three ways and made a raw cranberry relish that may not make it till Thursday...It's that good. I chopped the bag of fresh cranberries with a whole navel orange in the food processor. Added a few good squeezes of honey and a diced apple. It's sweet tart and very fresh tasting. I may add some chopped pecans to it tomorrow.

What are you doing different this year?
Posted by The empressof all | Wed Nov 25, 2015, 12:28 AM (9 replies)

What Isis Really Wants

What is the Islamic State?

"Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as “not Islamic” and as al-Qaeda’s “jayvee team,” statements that reflected confusion about the group, and may have contributed to significant strategic errors."...

"...Given everything we know about the Islamic State, continuing to slowly bleed it, through air strikes and proxy warfare, appears the best of bad military options. Neither the Kurds nor the Shia will ever subdue and control the whole Sunni heartland of Syria and Iraq—they are hated there, and have no appetite for such an adventure anyway. But they can keep the Islamic State from fulfilling its duty to expand. And with every month that it fails to expand, it resembles less the conquering state of the Prophet Muhammad than yet another Middle Eastern government failing to bring prosperity to its people."


Interesting Article which basically endorses Isis as a Death Cult. Interestingly enough much of what is described here reminds me of what I learned back in the 70's in a Secular Religion class I took about Islam back in college. It boils down to religious fundamentalism and tribalism. So what do you do with a large swath of people who hate modernity yet use it's tools against it? How do you combat the irrational?
Posted by The empressof all | Sat Nov 14, 2015, 02:53 PM (1 replies)

So about Howdy Gowdy!

Will he get kicked up the leadership rung after this performance? And how soon do we start hearing about his strong leadership skills?
Posted by The empressof all | Thu Oct 22, 2015, 04:06 PM (7 replies)
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