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INSULTS FIRST I have started collecting nicknames for the Current Resident of the White House for those of us who can’t bear to call him President. Here are some: tRump, Cheatolini, Cheeto Benito, Orangeymandias, Papaya Pustule, Mango Mussolini, Orange Asshat. You get the picture. More will be added later. POTATO SALAD: GARLICKY GOODNESS I like… Continue reading Insults & Potato Salad
Where Is The USS Carl Vinson? First of all, the USS Carl Vinson and its strike group are not powered by steam. The modern navy does not use steam to power their ships. Second, Armada is the Spanish word for naval fleet; we call ours the United States Navy. Aside from the distraction of wrong… Continue reading Armadas Steaming To Korea, Tree of Life, Both are Mistakes
March 27 2017 Day 66? I’ve lost count. Rant! Over the past several days it has become clearer that the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nuñes, is not only interfering with the investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia at the White House’s direction, but that almost every member of the cabinet… Continue reading Alton Brown’s Cinnamon Rolls
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve Tiny pink flowers mixed in with the poppies are red-stemmed filaree. On St Patrick’s Day we drove from Lake Arrowhead to the poppy reserve near Lancaster, CA. We left at 7am and arrived at 9am just as the poppies began to open. There were wide swaths of yellow Goldfields, Fiddlenecks,… Continue reading California Poppies & Tarragon Chicken
Noodling Around Today Sean Spicer barred several major domestic media outlets as well as most foreign outlets, from the daily press conference, the gaggle, and 2 more walked out in protest: CNN, LA Times, NY Times, NY Daily News, Daily Mail, Politico, Buzzfeed, BBC news, all barred; AP and Time walked out in solidarity. He… Continue reading Day 35: A Fine Kettle of Tuna Fish
I Don’t Cherry-Pick My Facts Day 34: I’m becoming numb to Frump’s shenanigans. Periodically my outrage will return and peak for an hour or two before leaving me drained. Today we learned that a person who works in the White House contacted the FBI and asked them to just sort of DROP the investigation into… Continue reading How to Make a Cherry Pie
We could have had taco trucks on every corner, but instead we chose the short-fingered vulgarian. NAVAJO TACOS: CHILI BEANS ON FRY BREAD For the toppings we like chopped onions, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, black olives, shredded cheese, and sour cream. For the Chili 1 Cup dried beans. I like pink beans but you can… Continue reading Navajo Tacos on Every Corner
February 9, 2017 Thursday Tonight Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is 2 for 2 against Trump’s attempt to ban Muslims from the US, after Trump’s second appeal to overturn the Temporary Restraining Order. Trump tells the court he’ll see them in court. Yesterday we got a new US Attorney General, after Republicans voted unanimously… Continue reading Seeds are Persistent; They Persevere.
February 7, 2017 I missed Sunday because SUPER BOWL!!! and yesterday because the power was out all day due to a snowstorm that made trees fall down and took out power lines, and I spent it on the couch huddled under a blanket in front of the fireplace, dozing over a book. Then we went… Continue reading Winter of Our Discontent Soup
February 4, 2017 Our so-called President is in Florida at his pay-to-play golf club while a lot of GOP Congress members are at a Taxi Dance, singing Hey Big Spender to the wealthy influence buyers. After a 9th Circuit Court Judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order against the Executive Order banning Muslims from the U.S.,… Continue reading Saturday Brownie Bribery