30 November 2010

God Damn the Corps of Engineers

Hey, they could use this for BP as well!

29 November 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner

Dinner went well, except I forgot to serve the cranberry sauce and the dough for the Parker House rolls didn't rise in time--my first baking failure. They were great 10 hours later.

23 November 2010

Cucurrucu Paloma

No reason for this, it is just beautiful

Thanksgiving Dinner

My Little Sister, her Husband and 2 kids are joining us. The menu so far:

Thanksgiving Dinner 2010

Hors d’Oeuvres
  Cheese Straws       Paté       Artichoke Canapés

Turkey Gumbo

Roast Turkey with Corn Bread Dressing and Gravy
Cranberry Sauce 

    Seafood Eggplant Casserole    Shrimp Mirliton Casserole   Gingered Sweet Potatoes

Chocolate Turtle Cake

Cucurrucu Paloma

No reason for this, it is just beautiful

10 November 2010

George Bush as Pinocchio

Monday, in his interview with Matt Lauer on NBC to flog his unrepentant book Li'l George had this exchange: 
LAUER: Your words. "No one was more sickened or angry than I was when we didn't find weapons of mass destruction." You still have a sickening feeling--
BUSH: I do.
LAUER: --When you think about it.
BUSH: I do.

Really? Then why did you make this:

The Coming Attack on Social Security

The new Congress will make a strong move to can Social Security, and the campaign has already begun on Wall Street. Dean Baker of TPM plainly exposes the forces behind the attack.
"The thing about Wall Streeters is that no matter how much money you give them, they always want more. Now they are using their political power and control over the media to attack Social Security.
This effort is being led by billionaire investment banker Peter Peterson. Mr. Peterson has personally profited to the tune of tens of millions of dollars from the "fund managers' tax subsidy," an obscure provision of the tax code that allows billionaires to pay a lower tax rate than schoolteachers and firefighters. However, Peterson believes in giving back. He has committed $1 billion to an effort that is intended to take away the Social Security benefits that people have worked and paid for." 

05 November 2010

Average Black Person

 This guy is spot on, oh, and has anyone noticed that Lil' George has said in print that he committed  war crimes?

02 November 2010

Election Prediction

Okay, I know this is a weird Mid-term and that the polls are whacked, but I think there is a chance that Vitter will lose. I had lunch yesterday with a close friend who is a Republican and he told me me he can't vote for Vitter. This is a guy, a Vietnam era Vet (a story I cannot tell), who totes guns, sells guns, and teaches shooting. He didn't say he would vote for Melancon, but he is voting for Fayard.

We had lunch at Santa Fe. My first time since they moved to Esplanade. It was pretty awful, he had a tamale with pork, I had the Chili Relleno. Both were too salty and covered with velveta-like cheese, garnished with puréed avocado, not guacamole. Edible, but more Tex than Mex. The Roasted Beet salad was great. With roasted pecans, feta and a simple vinagrette--no choice of dressing offered, hurrah!

World Series

The Giants won, the first time since 1954, when I was born. And there were many wonderful plays made by both teams. Bravo!

VOTE, Really

If you miss this vote we are screwed

01 November 2010

Novembre Second

We have been bombarded by pundits and polls showing the Democrats will lose big in the election. 3 Months ago they were sure to lose both houses of Congress. Nate Silver, who has been remarkably good in the last 2 elections, has said that this is a crazy election and the polling doesn't present an accurate picture of the outcome. His numbers have changed weekly and the Dems have improved every time.
Now comes a story that young voters (under 35) don't use landlines and pollsters don't call cell phones. So that skews the polls, yes? And who voted Democratic in 2008, that very same group.
So go vote!