Friday, August 11, 2006
A friend linked me to this. I don't know what to file it under, but it is very interesting to listen to, if you can get past the rage, but then why should we get past the rage? If you think 9/11 was possibly an event staged by our government, if that is even possible in your mind, you should listen to this. If it is completely outrageous to you, listen anyway, I am sure you won't buy it. Give me feedback either way. If you believe he is on the level, then do as he says and call.
Picture it...President Bill Richardson....ahh, now doesn't that make your head stop hurting for just a minute?
"I look forward to supporting Ned as he fights to help Democrats take back the Senate, and I call on Joe Lieberman to respect the will of the voters and step aside," Richardson said.
Way to go, Governor Richardson. This is why we love you. You pull no punches. You aren't afraid to stand up for what is right. You have courage and integrity. Please. Please run for president in 2008 . We sure need you.
Ok so the lawyers apparently want to "clear Ken's good name", the good name synonymous with greed and corruption and pulverize dreams.
Did anyone actually see a body?
It would not surprise me one bit if Ken Lay isn't lying on a lounge chair on some beach, probably in the Cayman's, living off of the retirement funds pilfered from Enron employees.
If they vacate his conviction, does this mean he can miraculously reappear? Will it be in time for ski season? We know he loves Vail.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Big shock. Bush took time away from his vacation today to remind us that we are not safe, we should be very afraid, and that the Democrats are soft on "terra" in the wake of the disruption of an alleged terror plot by Al Qaeda to blow up international flights with common household items. The terror alert level was raised to purple and the Republicans are all salivating at the chance to exploit this.
"Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big," said another White House official, who also spoke on condition of not being named, adding that some Democratic candidates won't "look as appealing" under the circumstances.
No wonder so many of us are skeptics. No wonder so many of us believe that there is a great chance that the government is lying about 9/11, and the falafel eating boogeymen. I don't think I am alone in wondering if this is a real threat or just an attempted "Hail Mary Pass" for Republican congressional candidates.
I smell a rat.
It seems to me that while the discourse in this country is getting less and less civil, the republicans are particularily inclined to "Go Springer" when they get mad. People who behave like this when running for office should be disqualified.
Where have manners gone? Where is our common decency?
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Dilana...ok that is one scary chick. Well she was the first couple of episodes. She has since revealed a heart and a brain, and I think she is probably going to win this thing.
Jill...Somewhere out there is a very, very lonely pole.
Zayra...Yowza. That was some outfit. One of these days she is going to make Jason Newstead's head explode. Smart money says she makes band wife.
Storm...Not her best performance but she is probably the closest contender next to Dilana.
Magni...nice nice nice.
Lukas...good lord child. Stop the theatrics, take off the make up, stop shaving your eyebrows and drop the "flying monkey from Wizard of Oz act." You suck.
Everyone else is pretty lackluster, though I am digging that big boy from Oz.
Half an hour til it starts here in New Mexico, so I am going to get ready for it.
This new marketing campaign Mac is using is pretty clever stuff, and clearly aimed at women. Here we have the new Macs, completely compatible with all our needs...young, hip, attractive, and easy-going. He is the guy you knew in college, had all the tools you needed to get the job done and looked real nice sitting on your desk. Back when I was in college that guy was the PC.
Now look at him. He just doesn't look as cool or hip as he once did. He comes with TONS of baggage. He doesn't perform like he used to. To get him do do a damn thing takes a lot of effort. He needs a lot of time to get going, and you can never be sure if he is going to crash before finishing the task.
Yes, girls, the Mac looks really good. Unfortunately, I already have this big PC hanging around, and I am afraid at my age getting a Mac might seem slightly pathetic.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Hang in there Paul, divorce is hard. I still love you!
Troops turned to alcohol and drugs as they dealt with fears of being attacked and killed, Pfc Justin Cross said.
"It drives you nuts. You feel like every step you might get blown up. You just hit a point where you 're like, 'If I die today, I die.' You're just walking a death walk."
he ripped from TRINAMICK
I don't know where it came from but I liked it and decided to blog it myself.
The Food Meme
How do you like your eggs?
I like them many ways. First and foremost, huevos rancheros, smothered in green chile and cheese. I also love a nice fried egg sandwich, with a little bit of a runny yolk. Messy but good. I like soft boiled eggs, but despise hardboiled. Hard yolks make me mad.
How do you take your coffee/tea?
I am a true believer in coffee. I love it I love it I love it. Cream and Splenda. Tea is good with honey if it is hot, and if it is iced I love southern sweet tea, but rarely indulge. I love mint iced tea. It is incredibly refreshing on a hot day. Oh and also, I love iced coffee. MMMM
Favorite breakfast foods:
I am a breakfast burrito fan. Give me eggs, potatos, bacon or sausage, cheese and green chile wrapped in a tortilla and I will be a happy camper for the entire day. But I don't get these often, so I am a grouchy LTS. I think this is why I am snarky. I missed breakfast today, but usually I will have cereal with the kids, or sometimes toast, or sometimes a Slimfast (not food).
Peanut butter: smooth or crunchy?
I love peanut butter, crunchy or smooth, but mostly buy smooth because of my son. I am using a lot of "natural" peanut butters these days, which the kids are liking too, cool. I am a sucker for Goober Grape, sadly. Oh and I make a really incredible peanut butter cookie that uses NO FLOUR. I will share the recipe upon request. They are insane.
What kind of dressing on your salad?
Depends on my mood. I have always loved Bleu Cheese, YUMMO. Sometimes I prefer a nice vinegarette, like balsamic or raspberry, just depeneds on the mood, and what is on the salad.
Coke or Pepsi?
I am not a drinker of either, but will drink the diet versions sometimes. I am more inclined toward the coffee and teas.
You're feeling lazy. What do you make?
I try to keep on hand something easy to make that the kids will like to eat too. Spaghetti. Nachos. Frozen burritos. Frozen dinners. I often feel lazy.
You're feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order?
Well, I live pretty rurally, so there is only one place that actually delivers pizza. I am not a huge fan of theirs, but it is ok. There is another pizza joint in town with better pies, so we tend to pick them up. I like everything on a pizza. We lived in St. Louis for 7 years and you can really only get St. Louis style pizza there unless you go Pizza Hut. I hated it. Cracker thin crust, dry sauce that tastes like tomato paste straight from the can with oregano sprinkled on it, and meager toppings, and PROVEL cheese. Sorry. I need sauce. I need mozzerella. I need toppings.
You feel like cooking.
I make a great lasagna. My dad taught me how, and he was a great cook. My Aunt Dolly gave me her recipe for eggplant parm, and so that is always good. I make a great carne adovada, which is pretty easy, and absolutely delicious.
Do any foods bring back good memories?
Girl Scout cookies...I had them for dinner the night before my daughter, Amanda, was born. Many cookies, many varieties. I was going in for a c-section in the morning, and was so excited about her birth, the cookies will always remind me of that feeling.
Lasagna, because of my dad. I remember him with that giant pot of sauce, taking little bits of leftover meats he had saved in the freezer for months and throwing them into the pot, no matter what that meat was. The end result was fantastic.
The chicken salad at Shugga's in St. Louis. Debbie adds a little curry powder to the mix, and it is fantastic. I swear my son is comprised chemically of at least 15% chicken salad from Shugga's.
Do any foods bring back bad memories?
Well though I love them, boston baked beans remind me of my dad dying, one of his friends wives brought over a huge pan of them and I survived on them probably well past their "eat by date".
Do any foods remind you of someone?
Sure. Many foods do that. Too many to list. In fact, I think I can associate everything I have ever eaten with someone in my life, past or present.
Is there a food you refuse to eat?
I pretty much will eat anything except I do not like the texture of OKRA, and I will not eat any organ of any animal ever. ICK.
What was your favorite food as a child?
Nutter Butters, either the wafer style or the peanut shaped cookie. Burgers. Mashed potatoes with gravy. Pasta.
Is there a food that you hated as a child but now love?
I cannot even imagine. I think I have always had the same taste in food.
Is there a food that you loved as a child but now hate?
No, but there are plenty I avoid...
I love fruit. Pears when they are super ripe, yum. Peaches if they are very ripe and fragrant. Pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, any berrries. I just love fruit.
Same with veggies, I really like everything but Okra.
Favorite junk food:
I really love nachos. I love ice cream too. I can't think of anything else right now.
Favorite between meal snack:
I love chocolate.
Do you have any weird food habits:
MW wrote...."I hate hard-frozen ice cream, so I will microwave a bowl of it for 8 to 12 seconds, depending on the strength of the microwave. I get it to a perfectly soft (drive-inn) consistency. I don't melt it to liquid form." I completely concur.
You're on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on?
Salads, veggies, veggie soups, fruit, coffee, water.
You're off your diet. Now what would you like?
Whatever isn't nailed down or moving on its own.
How spicy do you order Indian/Thai?
I like both Indian and Thai, but their ideas of spicy are a whole lot spicier than even the local stuff here in New Mexico. New Mexican foods I order hot. Indian/Thai mild.
Can I get you a drink?
Sure I would love a glass of wine.
Red wine or white?
I love both red and white wine. In the summer I tend more toward the whites like Pinot Grigio or something like that, not too dry, but chilled. I love red wines, like Shiraz, Merlot, and a good Cabernet.
We only have beer:
Well there is a great New Mexico microbrew called Alien ale. I love that. I like Boulevard from Kansas City. Honey Wheat is not bad either.
I love dessert, and have always tended toward the chocolatey ones. But this weekend I was at Appleby's, and the special was an Orange Dreamsicle cake. I have to say this was the MOST DELICIOUS dessert I have ever ever had. It was absolutely perfect. Light, creamy, orangey, tasted exactly like the name, but was far more fantastic. Oh man. Now I want one.
The perfect nightcap?
A shot of amaretto and a couple of benadryl. Nite nite.
North Korea defied international warnings and test-fired seven missiles on July 5. It has also refused to return to six-country talks stalled since last November on ending its nuclear weapons program.
Bill Richardson, a Democrat and Clinton administration official who is currently governor of New Mexico, was in talks with the North about a visit sometime soon, Yonhap said, citing a diplomatic source in Seoul.
Richardson had been in discussions with the North Korean mission to the United Nations in New York about the visit, Yonhap cited the source as saying.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
It also is the "tax free weekend" for people purchasing items for back-to-school so I have my lengthy list of school supplies needed for the three girls and will be out shopping the rest of the day, so this is it my friends. I will be back tonight and if I am not dead from overshopping I will be a good LTS and do some actual blogging. Until then be nice...