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According to Worldometers

The US has now exceeded 2,000,000 cases of Covid-19!

I'm so glad it's going to magically go down to zero.

From 15.

Posted by leftieNanner | Sun Jun 7, 2020, 05:01 PM (7 replies)

My letter to my Congressman

I live in a small blue island in a very red Congressional district. My Congressman Greg Walden has never voted the way I have asked him to. I have continued to call his offices to express my concerns. He is not running for reelection and I sent him the following email. Not holding my breath.

Dear Congressman Walden:

Your constituents are waiting for you to make a forceful statement about your President's behavior. You voted against his impeachment this year, even with all the obvious evidence presented in the House. Even with all of Trump's obstruction of the inquiry and his refusal to respond to any lawful subpoenas, you supported him.

You are, I understand, and Episcopalian. So am I. That means we hear the same lectionary every week. The same Gospels. Are you not disgusted and horrified by Trump's using of OUR church as a political stage? A Bible was in his hand, used not as the word of God, but as a prop. Yet you still stand by silently.

He is threatening to use the US military against our own citizens, which is not legal except in the most specific and dire circumstances. What about the military families and veterans who live in your district? Do you not stand up for them?

He has massively bungled the response to a global pandemic that has hit the United States harder than any other nation on earth. You think that's all OK? Your silence is deafening.

You are retiring seven months from now. You probably have another job lined up that will carry you comfortably into the future. You do not have to run for election ever again. You can stand up and do what's right for this nation that you have sworn to defend. You must speak out against this person residing in our White House before it's too late. He is trying to destroy our republic - and that's not hyperbole.

A fervent plea from one of your constituents - DO SOMETHING!


I'll probably just receive one of his milquetoast response letters, but it felt good to express my feelings. I will report back.

Posted by leftieNanner | Tue Jun 2, 2020, 02:40 PM (4 replies)

Trevor Noah's Brilliant Take On Current Events

He talks about the Contracts for Society and the "Looting" of Black Bodies by the Police. Worth a listen.


A Wonderful New Meatless Dish!

With meat possibly becoming more scarce, and more expensive, I have decided I need to be more adventurous with vegetarian main courses. Made a quinoa burger last night and it was truly delicious! My husband (meat-asaurus #1 in our family) loved them and has decided that one of those burgers would be great with a fried egg on top! They are fairly simple, although the recipe uses quite a few pots and pans to make.

Quinoa Burgers

1 cup uncooked quinoa, well rinsed
2 cups water
4 eggs, whisked
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped onions
3-4 cloves minced garlic
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp. dried Thyme
1 Tbls. Sriracha (optional)
1 tsp. kosher salt
pepper to taste
1 Tbls. olive oil (for frying)

Cook the quinoa in the water for 15 minutes in a covered medium sauce pan until it's tender and liquid is absorbed. Place the grains in a large bowl and allow to cool. Combine the quinoa with all other ingredients and let the mixture rest so that the moisture is fully incorporated. Form into patties. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and when it is hot enough to shimmer, add the patties and fry for 8-10 minutes per side until they are brown and crispy. Serve hot. They also freeze well for a future meal. Makes 8 - 1/2 cup patties.


Edited to change title from "Vegetarian" to "Meatless" per a comment below.

Just had a flash of understanding

(Encouraged by my just re-reading the Harry Potter books)

Mike Pence is Peter Pettegrew - aka Wormtail. The way the character snivels and grovels at Voldemort's feet is a perfect comparison. I would also consider Trump to be like Voldemort, but Trump isn't as smart or not as hard working as The Dark Lord!

As The Orange One speaks

Nearly 6,000 Americans have died TODAY.

And almost 612,000 cases in total in our country.

Covid 19 in the USA

It looks like we will have over 500,000 cases and 20,000 deaths by Monday.

"Let's open everything up by Easter", he said.

Trump can't even get Good Friday right!!

What a complete idiot! But we knew that already, right? Trump wishes everybody a HAPPY GOOD FRIDAY!


Read through some of the twitter responses. Very funny.

Jake Tapper - "What's the Plan?"

This is a must-watch segment from Jake this morning. Wish Donnie was watching, but he's out on the links.


Quarantine Meal Schedule

A friend of mine sent me this -

7 am Breakfast
7:15 Dessert Breakfast
8:30 Panic Snack with the news
9:45 Chocolate
11:30 Snack while standing up staring at nothing
12:30 lunch with a small dessert
2:00 Post nap Luncheon
4:30 Trail Mix
6:00 Dinner with weird vibes
10:00 Ice Cream

To which I added:

Late Morning Pint of Ale
Whiskey Sour before Lunch
Chardonnay with lunch
Late afternoon Sherry
Bourbon high ball before Dinner
Merlot with dinner
Cognac after Dinner
Milk Punch before bed

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