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War, it has been said, is God’s way of teaching us geography. Despite our general aversion to learning, Americans have long been enthusiastic pupils in this particular classroom.

Port Royal. Tripoli. Veracruz. Gettysburg. Wounded Knee. Jutland. Belleau Wood. Corregidor. Guadalcanal. Dresden. Normandy. Tinian. Hiroshima. Inchon. Seoul. Khe Sahn. My Lai. Saigon. Bagram. Abu Ghraib.

We know these places because of what happened at them. We have learned our geography well, and our lessons continue. Ar Raqqah. Aleppo. Homs. We know these places. And new ones are sure to be introduced soon.

But these places, as places, are unimportant. Other than unusually historical sites such as Palmyra, what does it matter if buildings are razed, roads are blocked with debris, infrastructure destroyed? Those are merely things, and can be repaired, replaced or simply abandoned. These cities, as collections of things, don’t matter.

What does make these place names important? You already know the answer, because you are actually an intelligent, empathetic human. PEOPLE! Those places matter because of the humans who were there. The people who died to bring them to our attention.

At least 200 dead at Wounded Knee. 9,777 American dead at Chateau-Thierry, with an unknown number of German deaths. Six hundred thousandkilled in Dresden. 220 official American and 1,602 NVA *confirmed* dead at Khe Sahn.

And we haven’t even looked at the displaced: the refugees. Jesus Fucking Christ, the refugees. I can’t even START on them. No, really. I can’t. But, what the hell, our current Administration can’t either, so I guess we’re all good!

(We are not all good.)

In memory of those being killed collaterally in our name, I thought it would be appropriate to share a recipe they might nearly recognize, were they still here to share in it with us. And if you live somewhere that actually accepts refugees, and you know some, maybe they might like this almost-familiar dish.

Today we make my adaptation of

Syrian Chicken Thighs

Intoxication: Ragedrinking is quite in season this year, isn’t it?

Serves 2

Difficulty: 2/10

Time: 15 minutes prep, 35 cooking. 50 minutes total.

By the way, these are seriously spicy, so if you’re not into it, go back to this cheesy garlic chicken. You’re welcome.

WHAT YOU NEED!

Ingredientses
Ingredientses

  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 Tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 Tbl flour
  • 1 Tbl olive oil
  • 1 – 2 carrots, cut in 1/4 X 3 inch sticks
  • 1/2 Tbl julienned fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly diced
  • 1/4 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1, 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup Chicken stock
  • 1/2 Tsp Thyme
  • Zest & juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tbl brown sugar
  • 1 14.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained
    • WHAT TO DO WITH WHAT YOU NEED!

      Sinuses: CLEARED!
      Sinuses: CLEARED!

      • Combine the salt, flour, ground cumin, cinnamon, turmeric and pepper.
      • Coat the chicken with the spiced flour.
      • Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the chicken and any loose spiced flour.
      • Brown the chicken well, then remove from pan.
      • Add the carrots & ginger, saute ~ 2 minutes.
      • Add remaining ingredients, return chicken to the pan and bring to a boil
      • Cover the pan, reduce heat to a high simmer for 20 minutes
      • Remove lid, continue simmering another 15 minutes.

      Soooooo much flavor! Soooooo fragrant! Serve over couscous or, as I did, over lemon-cilantro rice. Leave room for a side of smoldering rage, well seasoned with bitter tears.

      So flavor! Much spice! Yum!
      So flavor! Much spice! Yum!

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  • Villago Delenda Est

    OK, I’m not seeing sarin in that recipe. It is scratched.

    • Doug Langley

      The hovercraft is full of eels.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    That looks amazing. I’m normally one of those annoying boneless skinless chicken breast people when I do poultry, but maybe I’ll make this in honor of my Syrian grandfather (and yes, I’ll say it again–thank God he isn’t here to see WTF is going on FFS.)

  • Anna Rompage

    Looks lovely as always!

    I think I’m gonna have to make these when I get home this evening!

  • Vecchioivan

    Mmmmmm …… [insert Homer Simpson drool noise]

  • Undocumented Skwerl!

    Can we substitute bourbon for the chicken thighs, single melt Scotch for the spices, and MD 20-20 for everything else?

  • MizzMazz

    So THAT’S what you were up to last night! It looks amazing and delicious. I know there are chicken thigh people and chicken breast people, but there are places when a thigh is what you want. It can stand up to the heat and deliver so much flavor.

    • Vecchioivan

      The thighs have it!

      • MizzMazz

        I could get all cook like, but for some of us it’s “Hey, those are cheap!”

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Yeah, chicken breast would be lost in this. Thighs or legs – gotta be dark meat for something like this.

  • notaten

    This sounds delicious, and for the first time ever, I actually have all of the ingredients on hand. Except for the ginger, cuz I hate ginger. I just might have to try this.

  • Wild Cat

    The NYT would like to know that this is both a Syrian-chicken recipe and proof that HRC is a traitor.*

    *Fuck the NYT with Brad Marchand’s pulverized brain.

    • Major_Major_Major

      Hey, hey, hey. Leave Marchand out of this. The black and gold have the playoffs to play.
      But yeah, if it weren’t for the laundry…

      • Wild Cat

        Marchand is very good at castration, just like Killary. /s/

      • Bitter Scribe

        “Things happen quick out there,” said Marchand. “If any of you have ever been out there in the NHL on the ice, you realize how quick things happen.”

        May something quick happen to him, hopefully at the hands of someone like Kris Letang or Duncan Keith.

      • Panika MCD

        the grey lady does no laundry. that’s why she’s grey.

        • Nockular cavity

          Or just doesn’t do it very well, and washes her unmentionables with the darks.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Sounds kind of mild. Needs some Jalepenos or something. Have to try it and tweak it, but it looks like a lot of Indian dishes minus the Thyme and missing some things like ground black mustard seed, fenugreek, ground black pepper and magic jalepenos and such.

  • Rick Hill

    So. for absolutely no reason whatsoever, I’m guessing that those really cheap shoulder cuts of beef are the kind that you are supposed to beat the hell out of before you cook it

    • Jonny On Maui

      If that’s your thing and the beef is consenting…

      Low and slow is the trick, either wet, braise, or dry, slow roasted…

  • Doug Langley

    Wow, that looks simply SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!!!

    Well, I’m off to scramble some eggs. Cuz they’re cheap.

    • msanthropesmr

      Good scrambled eggs are divine

      • Doug Langley

        In my current state, cheap is divine.

        • msanthropesmr

          Black beans and rice is also divine and cheap.

    • bookish

      Same here. Scramble in butter with addition of potatoes and onion, black pepper.

  • rEVOLutionist

    Thanks for throwing in a recipe once in a while. My brain needs a break, my stomach needs Syrian comfort food. Yum!!

  • Villago Delenda Est

    So, two Coptic Orthodox churches are suicide bombed in Egypt, killing 41 and injuring 136. What is Donald’s response to this?

    • Vecchioivan

      Blame Obama?

      • Jonny On Maui

        Then bomb a warned airport…

    • HazooToo

      Shhhhhh… Maybe he won’t notice.

    • Yr. Gma

      That idiot does not understand the distinctions between Coptic Christians and any other icky brown person from like somewhere weird. Unless she’s a 10.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      This is what happens when you criticize the Cops.”
      — Donald Trump

      ETA: Also, to deal with suicide bombers at the source, announces plan to bomb suicide hotlines.

  • BloviateMe

    Islamic thighing, Syrian thighs. Coinky-dink? I thinky not.

  • Vecchioivan

    Thigh will be done.

    • BloviateMe

      Thigh rod and thigh staff shall comfort thee.

      • Jonny On Maui

        Thigh roid rage?

        • The Wanderer

          I have heaved a thigh at these puns.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Wait, I’m supposed to have a rod and a staff? Are those different things, or is this one of those poetic repetition things?

        • Ill-Advised

          Let me give you a leg up….Hebrew poetry repeats, changes words to emphasize rhythm, and sometimes leaves ambiguous. IIRC, a rod implies a mage’s wand, although it can be a mace or other stick weapon. A staff implies a support, like a cane.

          Your mileage may vary.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Yeah. BTW if you want to see someone dis that aspect of Hebrew poetic style, read the introduction to Edith Hamilton’s The Greek Way.

      • Ill-Advised

        And yea, though thigh walk in the valley of the shadow of death, thou shalt comfort me: for thigh am the meanest s.o.b. in the valley.

  • memzilla Ω
    • BloviateMe

      I need to try this at home, but I’m not an expert.

    • Panika MCD

      why do marshmallow bunnies wear overalls?

      • msanthropesmr

        To keep their bunny ding dong or hoohah from hanging out.

        • Panika MCD

          why do marshmallow bunnies have genitalia?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Those aren’t overalls, they are very comprehensive chastity belts.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        To keep them from typing “penis”. (upthread/downthread/whatevs)

        • Panika MCD

          DICK JOKE LIBELZ!!!

    • Msgr_MΩment

      So if Donnie “You’re out of your element” Trump wants to fix the NK problem, he just needs to stretch KJU. Noted.

  • memzilla Ω
    • Msgr_MΩment

      He was NOT a clammed clam, you bastards!

  • Chadwells
  • SayItWithWookies

    Not to minimize the horror, but the number of dead in the Dresden air raid was more like sixty thousand, and the upper range (which Vonnegut invoked in Slaughterhouse-Five) was around a hundred thousand.

    Also, this sounds yummy — I may commit mass cultural appropriation and make this using tofu.

    ETA: probably with the emendation of setting the tofu aside after sauteing it, then cooking veggies & sauce separately and adding it to the sauce afterwards. Not sure if breaded tofu would do much being boiled in veggies & stock.

    • msanthropesmr

      Eh, many Muslims in the us( at least three of my friends, so anecdotally) are vegetarian to avoid haraam foods.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        But Oscar Meyer says those weiners are all beef (*).

        (*)Yes, I know there’s more to haraam than that.

      • SayItWithWookies

        I just spent an inordinate amount of time looking up haraam foods, and nutmeg is apparently haraam (because it’s an intoxicant) and cheeses with rennet derived from pigs, among other things, are some pitfalls they’d still face. Interestingly, it’s okay to eat ostrich as long as it’s slaughtered in the halal manner. But I can see where just about any meat would be suspect.

  • Panika MCD

    the Poetry Foundation and several others have been posting a lot of poems by poets from the countries on the now twice stricken Muslim travel ban. am I wrong to think that I should propose to my city hall that we have a day of sidewalk chalking this stuff all over the city? anyhow, here is a poem by Syrian poet Adonis.

    SONG

    Bells on our eyelashes
    and the death throes of words,
    and I am among fields of speech,
    a knight on a horse made of dirt.
    My lungs are my poetry, my eyes a book,
    and I, under the skin of words,
    on the beaming banks of foam,
    a poet who sang and died
    leaving this singed elegy
    before the faces of poets,
    for the birds at the edge of sky.

    ~ Adonis
    translated by Khaled Mattawa
    from “Elegy for the First Century”

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/55317

    reminds me a lot of Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Ballad of One Condemned to Death”.

  • BloviateMe
    • Villago Delenda Est

      That’s going to require some interesting permutations with the keyboard.

    • cheetojeebus

      Cordless keyboards are the…..

    • Msgr_MΩment

      “Here. Hold my….”

  • Panika MCD

    I would also like to remind everyone that Pinkham didn’t get home until 11:26 last night and he still spent 50 minutes (plus photographing time) cooking this for us to see. all hail Pinkham’s dedication!

  • cheetojeebus

    O/T Word on the street is that President Xi took Trumps balls with him in a tiny cricket cage.

    • Panika MCD

      I thought Bannon had them squirreled away somewhere…?

      • cheetojeebus

        Fake News11! Trouble is that assumes walnut sized and well I think we’re more likely talking kernel of corn. Do your research!!111

    • msanthropesmr

      Fake news. Assumes balls not in evidence.

      • Panika MCD

        what do you think they were knocking around Mar-a-Lago with those clubs?

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    RUMINT: Whitehouse leaks.

    Bannon: “Why don’t you put on another flack jacket?”.
    Jared: “Why don’t you go get drunk with another prostitute?”.

    • bookish

      Mean girls.

  • The Wanderer

    By Apicius’ tongue-protectors, that looks tasty as all get-out.

  • schmannity

    HOW DID THIS RECIPE GET THROUGH EXTREME VETTING???!>?!@#??

  • Incoming (“Fake News”) Ham

    Totally O/T: Someone improved the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad:

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l4FGsGN3fzFjfRIDS/giphy.gif

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Oh, and speaking of which: either her twitter has been hacked, or Louise Mensch has lost her mind and is trying to prove that BLM is a russian front. I think we may have passed the border into toxic source.

      And speaking of unreliable narrators, Chuck Todd is trying so hard to get Tim Kaine to say that Trump’s Tomahawks were awesome.

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Chuckles the Toddler is the poster boy for why my nym exists.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Pinkham, you star. Look at you assembling your own za’atar.

    Also, the lemon-cilantro rice idea is genius.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      What you did there – I SEE IT!

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Oh dear. I pomed. 😳

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    If you leave out the pepper and red pepper flakes, is it still delicious?

    • Scrofula

      If you strip the soul from a man, is he still human?

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        Well spicy food could kill/hospitalize (if anything is the slightest bit spicy I literally have to hold my breath while eating it and anything that smells spicy means I can only take shallow breaths until I leave the room) me and maybe I want this particular chicken with lemon-cilantro rice.

        • Scrofula

          I understand, and sorry. But many zombies do lead a peaceful existence, far from humans with bats.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Oh my. Um. You’d have to also too delete the Ginger. And the Cinnamon. As made, you wouldn’t be able to stay in the room with it.

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            Ginger and cinnamon are mostly fine although I might have to cut it (as long as I don’t taste the bite at the end, shouldn’t trigger my lungs)

        • CogitoErgoBibo

          It does have a little bit of black pepper in it, so removing the red pepper flakes shouldn’t be a terrible thing. I might be tempted to add another spice (not a lot; a little) to fill the flavor hole a little. Maybe a teeny bit of coriander? Or Pinkham considered saffron a little bit above. Neither are spicy, so it could be an interesting variation. Maybe test on a tablespoon of the liquid around the “bring to boil” stage and add it into what’s in the pan if you like what you taste. Next time around, you can add with all the other spices if it works for you.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        I think a stripper would know.

        • Scrofula

          She’d just say he’s broke now.

    • Yr. Gma

      I would say yes.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Mildly delicious?

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    Trump: Hot, Spicy Syrian thighs…..gotta grab me some………

  • Yr. Gma

    This is why you were looking for saffron? (I’m just wild about saffron. She’s just wild about me.) What did you decide about the substitute?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      While it would bee a fantastic addition, which would put this over the top, this particular dish didn’t actually call for it. A typical substitute is Turmeric + paprika.Turmeric was already there, and I couldn’t see adding yet another spice. I was going to use Anna Rompage’s suggestion of adding some shrimp stock, but, since it was so late, I didn’t take the time to make it.. Needed it for my Shrimpngrits today, anyway.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        I don’t know how good the quality is, and frankly it’s been plenty passable in everything I’ve made, but World Market (if folks have one nearby) has the cheapest saffron I’ve found. Just a thing I say every time saffron comes up, because I love saffron rice and had been seeking a cheap source. I figure there might be others in the same el cheapo boat.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          I’ll keep that in mind – we have a World Market a couple miles from us.

      • Panika MCD

        and turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory. so it’s good for healing what rages you.

  • Msgr_MΩment

    OT, Posted on March of Science [sekrit] Faceplace.

    During the day I am an adjunct professor of biology. At night I enjoy dabbling in various art and craft endeavours. This past few weeks I have been working with a new medium: Peeps. I have immortalised some of my favourite ideas from the Women’s March and the upcoming Science March in this conceptual work titled “The Peeple’s Uprising.”
    March strong, fellow scientists. Reason and truth must prevail. https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17861970_1483310505047507_4873021389932216857_n.jpg?oh=1640016df39e8902849dfba66bafa2c5&oe=5987263C

    • cmd resistor

      That is the best thing i have seen all day.

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      I really hope that was submitted to the WashPo’s annual Peeps diorama contest, AKA the next best thing (after real journalism) that the paper does all year!

      • cmd resistor

        I love the Peeps diorama contest. Otherwise I have no use for Peeps.

    • cmd resistor

      Those teeny hats are amazing.

  • weejee

    OMG, Pinkham – Syrian Thighs after this morning’s deleted derpitud? You are so incorrigible! And here in Snarkville that is an asset.

    • The Wanderer

      Syrian Thighs to Turkish Breasts: A Foodie’s Journey.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Why did God make the sinful parts of animals so tasty? Clearly, he’s testing us.

        • The Wanderer

          I think we’re passing the test, actually.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Pure serendipity – neither of us knew what the other was posting. When I read his, I was delighted to see how well the two dovetail with one another.

      • dshwa

        Are those bone in or boneless thighs?

        • Pinkham’s Law

          bone in, skin on. You need all the flavor you can get, to stand up to the spices!

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “I would prefer to have a Chicken Kiev. In fact, forget the chicken, I’ll just take Kiev.”
    — Vladimir Putin

    • Panika MCD

      would you like some vodka with that, sir?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “As long as it’s not that Trump shit.”

        • Panika MCD

          Trump Vodka: Shit in a Bottle #Vote2020

  • weejee

    And while we are on the subject of thighs, it appears tRump has appointed Susanne Somers Thighmaster General while we were busy not posting.

  • Ill-Advised

    If war teaches geography, food teaches culture. Ancient cultures understand time, and in honor of time and the times we live in, I will be marinating the chicken in the spices all day, since that can be done in a power outage.

    And when lights come back on, we’ll cook.

  • Anna Elizabeth, Tifosi

    I had the worst time today at the Mall. Hot Topic was good, I found a Deadpool hairbow and the cashier lives across the street from me, we were chatting about good places to go around here. But, after that I was verbally harassed until I finally made it home. Old Men, young men, women.

    I think at this point I’m just kidding myself.

    • bookish

      Anna, nothing anyone can say can add one thing to you or take one thing away. If they don’t like it, fuck them. You will have plenty of folks who do like you and understand, and some of them are here. Also elsewhere.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        I’m tired of hateful people, I’m tired of being made fun of and being laughed at. I’m tired of trying when i can’t sleep and I have all these memories of my parents abusing me.

        • bookish

          Yes. Sometimes to sleep I use either indica or Benadryl. Both are fairly benign, non habit forming. You mentioned you were in an unstable period with your bipolar disorder. Med adjustment needed? Or just ride it out with your good coping skills?

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Ima have to ride it out. The pDocs here use mood stabilizers to turn me into a fucking zombie. They think sleeping 14+ hours a day, gaining 60 pounds, and being sexually dysfunctional are bonuses, I guess. I’ll die before I let them do that to me again.

          • bookish

            I was afraid of that. We’ll be here as friends if you need us. And I’ve often found that a good cry and a wallow leaves me feeling refreshed and ready for the next day.

          • Scrofula

            Thankfully don’t have to deal with anti-psychotics and those awful side effects, but hey, as a broke single dude with his parents, I’m actually quite glad my meds tank my sex drive, cause I wouldn’t get any anyway.
            So, maybe a reflection of a bright side if you’re not on the market?

          • Scrofula

            Tip(?) from a way-too-long chronic benadryl-at-night guy: I think it promoted my current meth mouth by drying it out every night for years. So consider some OTC wash (not the morning alcohol stuff, that other what’s-the-name saline stuff).

          • bookish

            Uh oh. Did not know. Good advice.

        • Jennifer R

          I know right this second it doesn’t help, but you’ve been called worse things by better people. And everyone here loves you for being you.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Thank you. I kept think on my way home, if my family hadn’t been in my way, I could have been on hormones for 2 years now. As it is, I’ll be very lucky if I can start this year at all.

            I’m tired of trying.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          It pisses me off to no end and I would very much like to protest them on the streets by shouting Bible verses at them.

    • Jennifer R

      :hugs tightly: jealous shitty people will be jealous shitty people.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      You’re not kidding yourself, they are. I wish I could escort you to places because I’m cute but tough and I won’t put up with anyone trying to attack my friends. We’d have a good time and send home a lot of bruised egos.

      • bookish

        Some of the most bad asses I know are nelly boys. Gotta be tough to survive. See: Quentin Crisp.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I have a friend in his 60’s who is always saying “If I was out in public with you or any other woman and a man behaved badly or threatened you, I’d beat the shit out of them or shoot them with my concealed gun.” To be honest, this makes me shy of going anywhere with him because I think he means it, and 1) I don’t want him to go to jail 2) so many people carry concealed weapons where I live that I am likely to be killed in the crossfire.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          My dad, terrible person that he is, was afraid of the dangers that come from strangers (or just grown men in general) and he was a marine so he started teaching us to fight as toddlers. I like carrying around five books at a time, strength training, yoga, dancing, and long walks. Anyone who would force me to use self-defense on behalf of myself or others is not in for a good time.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I had an older brother in the Navy. He taught me some useful moves when I was a teenager. My problem now is that I am 60 and have spine and joint problems and if I used those moves, I would hurt myself. I am even nervous of pepper spray, because if you aren’t pointing it in the right direction you can spray yourself, and after age 50 us old folks don’t have good close vision. I can just see it now – me pulling out my pepper spray and telling the bad guys “Wait a minute while I put on my reading glasses.” NOT! Alas, the perils of aging!

          • ahughes798

            If you want to immediately incapacitate someone, all you have to do is take your finger and ram it all the way up their nose. Yes, it’s gross, but any port in a storm. Immediately, their eyes will start watering, so they can’t see. It will be so painful they can’t move. Then you kick them in the balls/camel toe and run away screaming like a banshee. Saw a demonstration. Works every time.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            That’s similar to a move my brother taught me, which was poke a finger hard into an eyeball and then kick or knee them in the other balls. He also said if you slam the palm of your hand hard right on the front of an attacker’s noses as if you wanted to squash it, it really hurts.

          • ahughes798

            That works, too. My neighbor is a 4th degree black belt, and he’s taught me and his wife lots of ways you can protect yourself, even if you don’t have any martial arts experience.

          • puredog

            That’s the same period of time during which I politely ask my home invaders to wait while I go get my piece out of the floor safe and make sure it’s loaded. I think it should be somewhere near my sleeping pod, but do not trust myself to remember it is there EVERY TIME that rugrats might be visiting and to make sure to move it. So floor safe it is, where, of course, it is fairly useless.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I found a cool digital safe for my laptop that has a security cable. I keep the laptop in it when I travel and I lock the cable to one of the tie-down loops in the trunk, so I can leave the laptop in the car and nobody can steal it (I used to travel a lot for work). It occurred to me that a similar box would be useful for keeping a gun near or under the bed and safe from children – you could secure the cable to a bed support or to the floor. They come in smaller sizes.
            https://jet.com/product/detail/be45d0cd113749859795f417b2ad3a74?jcmp=pla:ggl:NJ_dur_Gen_Tools__Home_Improvement_a2:Tools__Home_Improvement_Safety__Security_Equipment_Safes_a2:na:PLA_784744689_42602118433_pla-290616520747:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15

          • JCfromNC

            You’ve probably seen it, but there’s a clip by an Aussie comedian who’s talking about America’s obsession with guns, and he points out that “I’m a responsible gun owner” and “I keep it around the house for self-defense” tend to be mutually exclusive. If you keep your firearm safely stored according to guildlines (unloaded and locked away, with ammo locked away in a separate location), then it’s useless for defense unless you have a very patient invader, and if it’s ready to hand for defense, it’s not stored safely as would define an actual responsible gun owner.

    • Scrofula

      I once went to the mall (not my normal thing) with future ex and coworker, both Persian ladies in their twenties at the time. Coworker was admittedly noticeable with tiny hips, enormous boobies (later reduced, sad emoticon). But I trailed a bit behind them as they gossiped in their muslin-talk, and so could observe my fellow penis-bearers.

      I learned that men are irredeemable pigs. I mean, I knew that already, being one, but fuck it was nasty.
      (Also, watch your Persian lady-friends around Latino busboys)

      • Angela Ruzzo

        Men are often irredeemable pigs at work too. But I noticed they stop being pigs when their wives are around.

      • Anna Elizabeth

        One old man was complaining about everything he doesn’t like, and kept loudly saying “that must be a guy” as I walked past. Another old man kept staring until I asked him if I could help him with something. The ladies in Hallmark misgendered me until I asked them to stop. A car full of young men called out “Work it Dude”, as I was walking towards the path home, and a woman yelled out “Ooh work it!” as I was walking along the highway. Not to mention all the honking.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          There is, sadly, a price to pay for not conforming to societal norms. Shouldn’t be so, but it is. I’ve been non-conforming for 60 years and I know it is difficult. When I was working I forced myself to conform outwardly to a certain extent so I could get and keep jobs and support myself, but now that I have retired, I can be myself and tell people to fuck themselves if they don’t like it. I have lost a few friends because of this, but I don’t mind. Since Trump was elected, more and more ignorant morons think it is now OK to be vulgar assholes in public, cause look where it got Trump? I don’t think things will get better any time soon. Hang in there.

        • Yr. Gma

          Just the act of walking somewhere can be a problem in towns where everyone drives. Maybe you belong in a big city where you won’t stand out and where everyone is so busy getting somewhere they don’t care what you or anyone else looks like. I know moving isn’t an option, though.

          • Farley Bot

            Drive towns are a problem. I did a temp job in the Norfolk, VA area. Every time I went for a long run, people in cars threw bottles at me. I have no idea what it means, but I have not returned.

    • Angela Ruzzo

      A friend of mine carries a cardboard sign in her purse that says in large letters “Back off, nitwit.” She flashes it whenever she is verbally harassed. She says it works quite well most of the time, unless the harassers are teen-age boys who apparently can’t read.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      Geez, where do you live?

      • Anna Elizabeth

        Pueblo. I thought it was better in this new neighborhood until today.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          I have been there and many years of stupid laws has turned that place into toxic sludge with people made of hatred and stupidity.

        • snark-lurker

          it is Sunday, all the shitheads are out, tomorrow will be better

          • Yr. Gma

            I think that might be part of it.

        • Prof. T. Green Bastard

          Come to OR. I notice there’s an unusually high number of us here on the Wonket. It’s nice here (in OR) & we like people w style & brains.

          • Anna Elizabeth

            Wish I could. It takes every dime to stay here.

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            My dream/life goal/mastergeniusplan is to buy a big-ass piece of property & start a commune for/with other awesome, like-minded folk. I’m gonna invite you when I get this thing going. Is that weird, me being relatively new & all anonymous? I don’t care, I’ma do it!

            In the meantime, please accept this pic of a deer & a bun being all chummy & adorable: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6669f536db9e87f7e20ab56a22ae6c99811d0d94335db408c8d4421206bf9193.jpg

          • The Wanderer

            Bambi and Thumper!

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I live in a small Midwestern college town. Nobody pays any attention to non-conforming people in this town, as the 30,000 university students broke the barriers decades ago. But if they drive 15 miles to a smaller rural town, it is a different story. I recommend college towns, if you can move to one.

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            Damn liberals, minding their own business & making life livable for everyone…

          • Angela Ruzzo

            Yep, it’s the only reason I stay here, cause it’s a Red State once you leave the city limits.

          • Jamoche

            My great-grandmother retired to an apartment full of college students because she said “old people are boring”.

        • Persistent Demme

          You never know:
          My punk brother recently moved from NYC (25 years) to Iowa City.
          He was worried that his many tattoos, and 6’10” self would cause a commotion.
          But no. He says everyone in this college town figures he’s a red neck, and doesn’t care about his tattoos or demeanor.
          Sounds like a pretty “live and let live” kind of place.

    • puredog

      I have to admit, when I saw your first post to the effect that “Imma go to the mall and chill,” I thought: Hey, good luck with THAT.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Feds spent $100 mil to bomb airbase in Syria but couldn’t find $55 mil to fix pipes in Flint

    Hmmm?

    • DainBramage

      Bombs give pundits that warm moist feeling in their private parts, which was the point.

    • Scrofula

      RWNJ: we can’t just throw money at poor schools! spending EBT at McDonald’s is wrong! all the messicans are stealing welfare! oh the deficit, cut funding to PBS!
      W: I want two pointless unending occupations of foreign nations, it’ll cost an initial trillion, and many more trillion over the years.
      CONGRESS: done!

  • dshwa

    I’m on night shift starting tomorrow and was trying to figure out what to make for the week I think I found an answer​

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    “We know these places because of what
    happened at them. We have learned our geography well, and our lessons
    continue. Ar Raqqah. Aleppo. Homs. We know these places. And new ones
    are sure to be introduced soon.”

    Beaverton. Amboy. Muskegon. Sweet Home.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      I sort of wonder if Trump has any idea whatsoever where any of these places are, still.

  • Jonny On Maui

    Another place to never forget, Kent State.

    • Panika MCD

      Ohio is a myth.

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        I had a fight with an ex-boyfriend on a trip to Chicago which resulted in neither of us talking to each other through the entire drive through Ohio. We’re still friends, but any time either of us wants the other to shut up, we just say, “I wish I were in Ohio.”

      • Doug Langley

        Well, that would explain why I’m having such a hard time finding a job here.

      • Jamoche

        I went back there once, but my city was gone.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Couldn’t list them all. I had a paragraph with info on civilian casualties in Syria, which ‘Trix removed. I don’t blame her, it was clunky and needed rewritten, and I knew it, but . . . I cried, writing this one. Real tears.

      • Jonny On Maui

        There are too many places to never forget…

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    Canned chickpeas? You monster!!!

    But seriously, though, if you have the time, cooking those little buggers from dry is much tastier. But I don’t judge–not all of us have the time for the pursuits of dried bean appreciation. (Hint: pressure cookers are your friends, here)

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I put this off so late, I ate “dinner” at 1:30 this morning. So. Canned for me!

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Woah, that is very late. I’m thinking good thoughts for you and your home situation.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        How is your other half?

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Doing very well, thank you for asking. May be returning to work tomorrow.

    • IOnlyLikeCats
      • snark-lurker

        holey shit! did anybuddy see what happened here?

        • Doug Langley

          No, it’s a complete mystery.

        • eggsacklywright

          Coyote tried to cook dinner for roadrunner.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        LOL, yeah, there is that danger.

      • eggsacklywright

        My mom was scared of pressure cookers because ‘splodey. I inherited the fear.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          Pressure cookers exploding is an old story that has achieved mythical proportions. The fact is that until the 1920’s pressure cookers were made exclusively by a few companies out of cast iron, and the rubber gaskets were not dependable and got stiff and wore out, and the companies did not have safety standards and were not making quality products. They did blow up primarily because the seam in the cast iron pot gave way, or the gasket was no longer sealing properly. But modern pressure cookers began to be made out of steel and aluminum in the 20’s using better rubber gaskets that don’t get stiff and lose their seal in a year or two. All the explosion stories are old stories from the olden days. They do not explode anymore – they have safety features now. My grandmother, my mother and I cooked with pressure cookers for a combined 90 years, and I have never personally heard of one exploding in my lifetime or theirs. I am currently using my mother’s cooker, which is 50 years old. It works great. I have replaced the gasket twice in 30 years.

          • ahughes798

            My mother’s pressure cooker blew up, in the 1970’s. What a fucking mess, not to mention the danger to life and limb. I’ll never use one of those things. I’m scared of them.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            If you’re scared of pressure cookers, then of course you shouldn’t use them. I am comfortable with them, and I use mine every week. Driving a car is FAR more dangerous, but people drive every day because they are comfortable with the dangers and mostly ignore them. It’s all a matter of risks, and what risks people are comfortable with. There are plenty of other risks, you are wise to avoid the ones you are not comfortable with. I, for example, will not ride a motorcycle or go bungee jumping.

          • ahughes798

            I’m mostly a ninny. It’s a control thing.

          • Yr. Gma

            I let Gpa operate the pressure cooker. He’s braver than I am.

          • Sister the Resister

            I and all those with me were (fortunately) in the next room during a pressure cooker explosion. It was loud, the lid didn’t stick in the ceiling, but did make a nice slice through the plaster and wood lathe above it, and the dent in the fridge was very impressive. Also too, smashed beans pressure-‘sploded into EVERYWHERE. Took weeks for the smell to dissipate.

          • Jamoche

            OTOH, modern pyrex will shatter catastrophically. I’ve seen it happen. The old stuff is borosilicate and will last forever.

          • Been there. Cleaned up the shrapnel

          • Angela Ruzzo

            I’ve seen the old stuff shatter catastrophically when taken straight from a hot oven and cold water run over it, which is, of course, the #1 thing the instructions told people not to do.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        That’s what my parent’s kitchen looked like any time my father cooked. He was a fabulous cook, but he used up every single plate, fork, knife, spoon and pot just to prepare and cook a meal. To give him credit, he did the dishes afterwards. But he never cleaned the oven or stove. Not ever.

      • Prof. T. Green Bastard

        Holy shit! How does that even happen??

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Looks like user error. Several people have noted it looks like a pressure cooker with the wrong lid that isn’t supposed to be used on the stove.

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            It doesn’t look like a locking lid, now that I look again. Which makes me wonder how they managed to turn it into a bomb. It takes some skill to fail that spectacularly!

          • IOnlyLikeCats

            Look at it a little closer and you may even notice the cord going into the wall. Stove appears(? bad eyesight unfamiliar with that model) to be on as well.

          • Prof. T. Green Bastard

            Aw geez. No uncorked forks for whoever did this, either.

            http://i.imgur.com/US4zF30.gif

      • ahughes798

        This is why I will NEVER use a pressure cooker.

        • Prof. T. Green Bastard

          Just don’t put your face over it.

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        Impressive.

      • Sister the Resister

        The think that gets me about this one, all the food on the counter looks to be unprepped, and there’s no mess on the surfaces. So…. it ‘sploded BEFORE any actual cooking was done? There’s a story here we’re just not getting….

    • Scrofula

      Canned chickpeas can get pretty nice after frying, FWIW. They’ll still brown after years in that juice.

    • snark-lurker

      OT my kid made it out

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        Ah, good. Headed home?

        • snark-lurker

          already home thx 4 asking

    • Angela Ruzzo

      Canned chickpeas are very tasty. I have never used anything else, probably because I have never lived anywhere where you could buy fresh chickpeas. I also use canned lentils, which you can get at organic markets, for the same reason. But you are right, a pressure cooker is your friend when it comes to cooking beans fast.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        You know, dirty little secret: I’ve only recently (at 50+) started cooking canellini from scratch, because I couldn’t find a low-sodium version for my husband, and only just a couple of years ago tried them fresh. And tbf a bigass can of Goya beans isn’t that much more expensive.

        • Angela Ruzzo

          A lot of cooking options depend on where one lives. I first ate artichokes in Spain in 1975 and fell in love with them, came home to a small Midwestern town and the only artichokes were canned and a can cost $5, so I ate them canned, but rarely. They didn’t start selling fresh artichokes locally until the 90’s, but if I want to throw some in a salad or an omelet or a casserole I don’t feel like boiling up a dozen of them and cutting them up. And I can’t get fresh seafood at any price here, all I can get is “fresh frozen” stuff that was flown in yesterday which is often a recipe for food poisoning. I bought some “fresh” fish last week that was allegedly a trout, but it had zero taste. It was like eating air. $12 air. If I want dried chickpeas and lentils I have to drive 120 miles to a big city with an international market to get them. I’m not going to do that.

      • Scrofula

        Whoah, canned lentils? That’s a new one.
        But why? They don’t take an overnight soak or pressure cooker, they just cook up like rice (in broth).

        • Angela Ruzzo

          Because I use them in a complicated Egyptian recipe that takes a while to prepare and I don’t have time to fart around with the lentils. I also like to add them to already-cooked soups. Again, I don’t have time to fart around with cooking beans if I can buy cooked ones that taste just as good. For the same reason I don’t milk my own cow, I buy bottled milk. I don’t make my own pasta, I buy it already made. Saves a lot of time to do more important things.

          • Scrofula

            Well, I’m going to judge your worth as a person by your choice in time spent preparing legumes. I’m sorry, but I have to draw the line somewhere.

          • Yr. Gma

            Milking a cow is much harder than it looks.

    • SayItWithWookies

      America’s Test Kitchen had a taste test of some sort of bean recently, and they decided that canned beans of just about all types now turn out just as well as dried, if not better. Canning technology has improved, and whatever liquids in the cans are more healthful now, among other factors.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        That’s good to hear. A while ago I got on the habit of cooking my own, since I can add the flavorings that I want while the beans cook, but cans are much more convenient. I do miss whizzing up a quick hummus from a can in the pantry when a snack attack strikes.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    They had another of the Syrian refugee women’s bake sales today….they’re exTREMEly popular here in Tucson. I couldn’t go because The Man is keeping me down forcing me to do my taxes.

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Ug, that’s on my to-do list this week. So many books to balance, I’m just dreading it.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Being self-employed and having to pay out the ass, I generally pray April will never come…or that I might die in a fire first, or something.

        • Martini Ambassador 🍸

          You have my condolences. I too have this issue. But this year, not much work, so not many taxes. But the bookkeeping and inventory and such still needs to be done.

    • Panika MCD

      “I am not responsible for your procrastination. hope you have some Girl Scout Cookies left over.” ~ The Man

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Dear The Man,

        Thank you so much for torturing a simple craftsman living at the poverty level such as myself, while allowing mega-gazillionaires like Mitt Romney and Donald Trump to pay virtually nothing in taxes. We all have to do our fair share!

        Luv ya, brah,
        punkindrublic

        • Panika MCD

          dear punkinthewhereevers,

          what do I look like? god? I cannot be everywhere at once. and I am a simple man working on a government salary. if I could take down those twits, I would.

          best regards,
          TEH MAN

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Teh Man,

            I guess this is the price we pay for Making America Great Again.

            love,
            p in d

          • Panika MCD

            punky,

            I’m getting laid off by this new budget. want to get drinks?

            kisses,
            TM

  • TimJ

    Who makes two chicken thighs at a time? Give us the recipe for 20 (leftovers please).

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      I do. And it’s hella easier to size up a recipe than to size down, has been my experience. But I actually greatly appreciate a recipe that doesn’t leave me with a ton of leftovers for my small freezer or the requirement that I eat nothing but one recipe for the entire week. #singlelife

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        The third day of eating the same thing is the hardest…

        until the 4th day.

      • dshwa

        I have the same problem. By the 4th time I’m eating a dish I’m so over it. My parents live in the same town so I can always foist on them though

      • snark-lurker

        look out for another single person with the same prob & take turns feeding each other. my oldest doz that & seems to work for them

        • CogitoErgoBibo

          It’s a good idea for someone who has the time for that. I do have a friend who doesn’t cook as much as he should who gets leftovers on occasion, but generally, I’m lucky if I have time to feed myself, much less trade with others.

          • snark-lurker

            i see & i understand, never experienced it myself–straight from mom & pops home into wimmens feeding me all the time

          • Jamoche

            I’ve got a tiny slow cooker and all of Cook’s Illustrated “recipes for two” issues. Anything beyond “toss everything in pot and wait” gets saved for the rotating dinner and cocktails with friends night. Mostly because whether you’re cooking for one or 10, there’s still the same amount of dishes.

      • Yr. Gma

        I still can’t get used to cooking for two, so I make too much and my sons-in-law show up to get the leftovers. One of them is really going to like this chicken.

    • dshwa

      4 would work.

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Multiply?

      • dshwa

        I’m going to make 4, but I’m not into flamethrower levels of spice so I’ll probably multiply the spices by 1.5.

        • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

          Looks mild to me.

          Throw in 3 jalepenos with the seeds if you want to spice it up. lol

          • dshwa

            I’m trusting Pink’s judgement on how spicy. I’d rather undershoot than over. Much harder to reduce spiciness

    • BeachBum

      Easy peasy ! Just buy the chicken with 20 legs!

  • The Wanderer

    OT:
    The NY Post, citing an article in The Times of London, is insinuating that Ivanka was the deciding voice in Donnie Dumbass’ decision to use that Syrian base as a dartboard.
    http://nypost.com/2017/04/08/ivanka-may-have-convinced-her-dad-to-bomb-syria/

    • Scrofula

      Well, we kinda knew it wasn’t fucking Donnie that proposed it.

    • BeachBum

      I would not be surprised. Maybe she thinks somebody’s got to “man up” around here.

    • bupkus23

      I dunno – it IS the NYPost saying this, and the piece you linked to doesdn’t seem to be anything more than speculation ( i.e., not even an “anonymous soirce in teh WH” cited ). The first two paras of The Times of London piece did not mention Ivanka, and I did not register to get more….

      Any other pieces out there saying this?

      [ I read a piece this morning from HuffPo, saying that Rump may have been played as to the origin of that chemical attack – a theory not relying on “The Russians did it!”. As much as I dislike “conspiracy theories”, I wondered:

      Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/syria-chemical-attack-al-qaeda-played-donald-trump_us_58ea226fe4b058f0a02fca4d ]

      And now, back to delicious chicken recipe!

      • The Wanderer

        I decided to get a bit simplistic back on Thursday, so I made what I call Sizzling Weasel on a Stick. Chicken breasts, cut into strips, marinated in teriyaki sauce and threaded on skewers with pineapple chunks, then grilled. I served it with cole slaw and roasted potatoes.

        • bupkus23

          Sounds good ( altho’ I don’t get the “weasel” ref ).

          Satay!

  • BeachBum

    OT You will forgive me if I didn’t completely understand every nuanced tone of every word Der Tripemfurer said, but it appears to me that the New Trade Policy with China is now “time will tell.” This is after talks with the Chinese leader. Those folks in the Rust Belt waiting for Chinese Factory Jobs from Trump may have to wait a bit longer.
    I, however, find that “time will tell” is more like a grandmother at dinner saying “everyone in the family knows you fucked up but you.”

    • snark-lurker

      it’s either “time will tell,” or “wait & see,” or: another lie. wut’s the diff?:

    • “M”

      Was it before or after Xi mocked him behind his back after seeing him for what he is …?

      • The Wanderer

        Oh, I’m fairly sure that Xi mocked him to his face. Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien have a richly nuanced trove of insults.

        • bupkus23

          Does Xi speak English? If so, I suspect he would have mocked Rump to his face, knowing Rump was too stupid to recognize it…

    • Yr. Gma

      Those factory doors are swinging open as we speak! (In China.)

    • DainBramage

      “Time will tell” = “They’re paving the way for me to make big bucks”

  • tapp_my_wire,please

    looks delish. I will prepare for my crazy uncle – he of what have muslims ever contributed to society – and tell him the good news of the source over after dinner brandies.

    • Panika MCD

      also Algebra and our alphabet.

      • Left Coast Tom

        …also the name of the state of California:

        In 1917, Ruth Putnam printed an exhaustive account of the work performed up to that time. She wrote that both Calafia and California most likely came from the Arabic word khalifa which means ruler or leader. The same word in Spanish was califa, easily made into California to stand for “land of the caliph”, or Calafia to stand for “female caliph”.

        • puredog

          It is basically unanimous that nobody knows where the name “California” derived from.

          • Panika MCD

            dead babbies?

          • Serai 1

            Maybe not, but it’s known that the state was named so because of the Spanish novel Las Sergas de Esplandian, a book from 1500’s. The name belonged to a group of islands ruled by a queen called Califia.

            Know that on the right hand from the Indies exists an island called California very close to a side of the Earthly Paradise; and it was populated by black women, without any man existing there, because they lived in the way of the Amazons. They had beautiful and robust bodies, and were brave and very strong. Their island was the strongest of the World, with its cliffs and rocky shores. Their weapons were golden and so were the harnesses of the wild beasts that they were accustomed to taming so that they could be ridden, because there was no other metal in the island than gold.

          • bupkus23

            Wow – Spain, 1500s, paradise, gold. Sounds like that book hit all the bases at the time – which led to Coronado, Pizarro, et al….

            [ Yeah, I know – my “history” of the Spanish New World ain’t all that good… ]

          • Serai 1

            Well, I grew up here in CA, so I probably heard more about it than people in other states. I’ve known about that novel since fourth grade, I think. Never have read it, though. I’ve had this picture of a mural called “Queen Califia’s Gold” for years, though:

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8a3874922b3fe874faad465c41f8dbf5d482e8f0e9a0cf3dd3471ccf36668183.jpg

      • Serai 1

        The zero. Yes, really.

    • Kiri the Unicorn

      …Then whack him on the head with a rolled-up constellation chart.

      • tapp_my_wire,please

        A great read is ‘Aristote’s Chidren’. While medieval Europe was in darkness, Moors in Toledo, Spain reminded the best and brightest of Europe how things really work thru their safekeeping and then passing on of classical knowledge.

      • Serai 1

        Poke him with a compass.

    • Serai 1

      he of what have muslims ever contributed to society

      I can send him a list if he’s got an hour or so. Jesus, how ignorant can some people be?

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Here’s what Russian Disinfo looks like in Ukraine.

    https://twitter.com/AricToler/status/851152682169577472

    • HazooToo

      So it’s actual people playing roles?

      • bupkus23

        That’s some fucked-up cosplay….

  • Sister the Resister

    Thanks, Pinkham – nice write up, and recipe looks tasty.

    I don’t do “very hot” very well, so do you think just cutting back on the red pepper flakes by half or a bit more would work? I know the ginger, garlic and black pepper lend a little heat on their own, but I hate modifying things so much it changes the flavor altogether, so cutting out the red pepper doesn’t seem quite right.

    Also: cilantro rice – how much cilantro do you use, proportionally, and do you add other things too?

    • Yr. Gma

      I’m gonna go with the couscous on this one. I think that will be perfect.

      • dshwa

        That’s my plan. Tradition!

      • cmd resistor

        I was in Switzerland doing a year abroad thing to study French in 1979-80 when the Iranian hostage thing happened. Some Iranian students had us over for this huge couscous party, which was a wonderful thing. I had never had it before. The party wasn’t in honor of the hostage thing, but it was nice that we all ate together. It was interesting to be not in America when all that happened, I think.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I’d probably cut ALL the spices by half, not just the hot ones (don’t forget, cinnamon is hot, too!). You can add the non-hot ones back as it cooks, if you want, but they balance each other very well.

      I used 2 VERY heaping tablespoons of freeze-dried for about 1 1/2 cups of rice. Couple Tbls of lemon juice, plenty of butter, a bit of salt & pepper.

      • Sister the Resister

        Thanks!

    • Serai 1

      Don’t cut the turmeric. That stuff is not spicy at all, and it’s seriously good for you. My mom has arthritis and puts a little in nearly every dish she makes, as it cuts down inflammation and helps with mobility. (Yes, there have been studies.)

  • A_Changeling

    OT: News from Not America:

    We had municipal elections today in Finland. Our deplorables, the Finns Party (populist, xenophobic, value-conservative, anti-EU) that rose from a 1-3% party to briefly being the most popular party at 23% in 2011 slipped back to about 8,5% (all the votes aren’t in yet). The main reason – they’ve been in the government now from 2015, and couldn’t deliver on their promises… maybe there’s some hope there for you Yanks?

    So no Nationalist wave here. The parties on the right lost some, the left gained some. The biggest winners were the Greens, breaking 10% for the first time at ~13%.

    It seems we’re basically back to the old status quo, three traditional big parties (right, center-right/rural, social-democratic) around 20%, rising and falling depending on who’s in government, Greens and Left at around 10% (although the Greens might be on their way to catching up with the traditional three), a couple of smaller parties. Usually the changes are only a few percent. I guess I’m glad our politics are back to boring.

    • Prof. T. Green Bastard

      Boring is good. I’d love to go back to boring.

      • Farley Bot

        Is that an Oregon pun?

      • dshwa

        Living in interesting times really sucks.

        • Serai 1

          The Chinese must be laughing their asses off.

    • Panika MCD
      • Incoming (“Fake News”) Ham

        Looking better, for sure. It helps to see things like this and not just Paxton, Abbot, and Patrick preaching (predominantly) stupidity and hate as loud as possible.

        • Panika MCD

          Abbott’s a people pleaser, so not everything he says is straight up stupid–it’s just that it’s all disingenuous. he did call for more renewable energy investment TWICE in his SOTS speech at least. because: we simply can’t keep letting our budget get fucked by Saudi Arabia glutting the market.

          • Incoming (“Fake News”) Ham

            True. What I find scary is the people are is trying to please with some of his more damaging statements. Let’s all just step into this century.

            To clarify: I didn’t say he *was* stupid, but some of the things he says are – again, to please a base. His Lt. Gov is the one I wonder about, just because I hear soundbytes and read interviews and he seems like a crackpot.

          • bupkus23

            “To clarify: I didn’t say he *was* stupid, but some of the things he says are – again, to please a base.”

            Which means that the “base” he’s trying to please is stupid.

            Why is it that no politician ever tries to please the “base” of people who are smart, or at least competently intelligent? Is it because they think for themselves, and aren’t as easily “led”?

            Never mind – I guess I answered my own question…

          • Panika MCD

            well, aren’t they? to get cover for killing Goebstopper’s agenda, the establishment Rs have to pass the fetal funerals thing (which, compared to other “pro-lifey life” things is not actually ever going to be implemented because: courts already said it couldn’t happen). they’re dumb enough to fall for that, so, yeah, they’re pretty dumb.

            Abbott did even better with SOTS deciding to let the anti-abortion freaks spin their wheels on outlawing the sale of fetal body parts which is–duh–already illegal and Abbott does know it’s already illegal. like I said: dumb people.

            and the smart ones know all this and that is why they like these moves.

          • Panika MCD

            oh, I know you weren’t saying he was stupid. but he can’t decide which base he wants to appeal to–the base that likes Straus or the base that likes Patrick Goeb.

            and the House is totally fucking with the Lite Guv. they even accused him of witchcraft the other day because he’d said something about “all the wonderful Xtians in the House” when the speaker is Jewish. yes, it appears the Lite Guv’s entire agenda is going down in flames. it’s a thing to watch.

          • Incoming (“Fake News”) Ham

            Excellent.

          • Panika MCD

            also, you should start referring to the Lite Guv as “Dannie Goeb” as that is what appears on his birth certificate and he is so obsessed with people going by what appears on their birth certificates.

          • Incoming (“Fake News”) Ham

            I’m totally down with that.

    • BeachBum

      Thanks. I like to hear stuff like that on western democracies.

    • TJ Barke

      Must be nice to have greens that are competent.

      • dshwa

        And not spoilers that give us right-wing lunatics.

    • A_Changeling

      I’m from Helsinki, and our new city council looks interesting. Out of the 85 members, 5 have what sound like Muslim names. Greens are the second biggest party (as they have been), The Left Alliance (my party) apparently had its best result in decades, but still only 11%. The biggest party is still the National Coalition Party, I guess the closest that we have to Republicans – boo.

      ETA Oh and we have one member from the new Feminist Party. Yay.

      ETA 2 And one Pirate.

    • Serai 1

      Sounds like a good mix to me. No one group gets control totally, and the extremists are kept to a minimum. You Scandinavians are so fucking reasonable. You’re nearly as bad as Canadians. It’s really disgusting.

      • A_Changeling

        We have had a pest problem lately, though. The Sweden Democrats, the Finns Party, the Danish People’s Party…

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    Resistance cooking – nice.

    We’re gonna win the war with this here mommy blog, one recipe at a time.

    • Serai 1

      Pink should try out and post recipes from every country Trump is mad at. Granted, that’ll take a couple of years, but still!

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    Just donated $42 to Wonkette. Come on libtards, we can not win the fight without monez. (furthermore Donna Rose…) A few bucks….keep the momentum….blah blah blag…….Dok needs moar vacation……etc etc etc…..Evan……GIVE!

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      YOU MONSTERS!!! Hand over the canned clams!!!!

    • Mary Sandoras

      Funny, I just sent them some booze money today, also, too.

  • Aunt PithyPat

    Why am I crying!?!?

  • BeachBum

    OT As Inigo Montoya might summarize the Trump Precedenzie :
    1. Failed to jail Hillary.
    B. Failed to ban Muslims. Twice.
    III. Failed to repeal and replace Obamacare.
    4. Failed to get Chinese Factory Jobs.
    E. Failed to end Russian investigations.
    VI. Failed to follow anti-globalist, isolationist foreign policy in bombing Syria.
    7. Failure to get GOP Congress to pass any MAGA legislation.

    • Incoming (“Fake News”) Ham

      Q. Failed to revive all of those clean coal jobs

    • Panika MCD

      VIII. I forgot what 8 was H.

    • Farley Bot

      And where are those “American Steel” pipelines? Or that “big beautiful wall”?

  • dshwa

    This also reminds me I need a new dishwasher and new cookware. Not necessarily in that order.

    • cmd resistor

      Our ancient dishwasher finally bit the dust and so we had to buy a new one. It’s not particularly fancy and we got it at the Sears Scratch and Dent but I figured it would be more energy efficient just because modern. The cycle takes a long time for the best energy use but you can start it at night and it does fine. Cleaner dishes and QUIET.

  • bookish
  • Shanzgood

    I want this food in ma mouth.

    • Serai 1

      Replicators can’t be invented fast enough, that’s what I say.

      • bookish

        There was a story in one of the tech blogs today, where Singapore scientists have managed to teleport– by Internet– the flavor and smell of lemonade to clear water. Kid you not.

        • Shanzgood

          I’d love that if I liked lemonade.

  • My job has taken me to many manufacturing centres on this globe and I will eat nearly any animal cooked in any sauce made of most anything, anytime…but, I have always found cinnamon to be a sweets thing and not for savory. I will try but admit I will leave out the cinnamon.

    In full disclosure, I once left a very talented lover because she put cinnamon in the spaghetti sauce.

    Some people’s kids…

    • The Wanderer

      Better not try my recipe for bacon jam, then. Cinnamon’s part of the flavor profile, along with chocolate, bourbon and maple syrup.

      • Shanzgood

        Can we get married?

    • Serai 1

      So you don’t like Indian food?

    • Shanzgood

      You have to balance it out with other things. If the cinnamon overpowers everything, cook did a bad job. Even if you like cinnamon A LOT, you don’t want it to take over the whole meal every damn time. (See Greek cooking)

      Look at the other ingredients in this recipe, and the proportions and flavors compared to the cinnamon. The vast majority pull the all the flavors away from anywhere you would consider to be sweet. They’re sharp or bitter on their own – even cinnamon is- hence the sugar.

      I suspect your lover wasn’t just bad at cooking, either.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Remember Atomic Fireballs from when you were a kid? That’s what cinnamon can do. It’s FAR from sweet!

      • Yr. Gma

        Yep. Those things were HOT!

    • Marion in Savannah

      Oh, Jesus, don’t start me on Cincinnati chili… Cinnamon does NOT belong in anything that’s going to call itself chili.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Ahem. Beg to differ with you.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Well, you’re adding 1/8 tsp. I think in Cincinnati they add about 2 Tbsp. UGH!

          • Shanzgood

            Again, proportions are important. It’s easy to overwhelm a meal with anything, even garlic or rosemary, and then say “I don’t like garlic or rosemary!”

          • Marion in Savannah

            Exactly! A guy I dated years ago just KILLED tarragon for me by using so much of it that you couldn’t taste anything else. (And, FWIW, a friend of mine years ago who was a graduate of the CIA [not spy, food] used to take me with him from time to time when he wasn’t sure what was in a sauce. “Horseradish.” “RIGHT… How did you know?” Well, because I could effing taste it.

          • Shanzgood

            Yeah, my XH thought he was doing Good Cooking if he shoveled garlic all over everything BUT NO. I love garlic and actually gagged.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            And tarragon tastes like soap.

          • Marion in Savannah

            I could tolerate tarragon in reasonable amounts. To me it’s cilantro that tastes like soap. Palates can be SUCH fun!

            Welp, off to tend to the beef rib roast in the oven. (There was a YOOOGE sale this weekend, so we splurged — We Are Not Rich! But we do try to eat well.)

          • eyelashviper

            It is probably the only herb that I do not like. Something cloying about the smell, also too.

          • Yr. Gma

            I think that’s the cilantro gene thing again. I love cilantro and I love tarragon.
            http://www.windsorstar.com/cms/binary/3673669.jpg?size=640×420

          • Carpe Vagenda

            See, I really love cilantro. It could be that I was around for the thing where everyone discovered herbs and started putting half a cup of tarragon in every chicken salad sandwich.

          • Yr. Gma

            I love a good vinaigrette with a touch of tarragon. They make a delicious salad at Disneyland (of all places) with this fabulous fruity vinaigrette with tarragon.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I have friends who are into classic french who tell me that if I had it used correctly, I’d love it. Which could be true, but it would have to be by accident. I’ve just had it done wrong way too often.

          • Cilantro is the best

          • bookish

            I stop with the garlic when I run out, and not before.

          • Shanzgood

            Well, my XH used to pile it on top of everything.

          • bookish

            Well, I don’t put it in rice pudding, but otherwise, sure.

            Chopped up prunes are for rice pudding. With orange peel added.

          • Shanzgood

            that sounds nice and marmalade-ish

          • cmd resistor

            I’ve never tried prunes, but why not? I usually put raisins if fruit. And, cinnamon.

          • Stulexington

            Garlic is a vegetable.

          • Jennifer R

            I make garlic parmesan sauce with a full head of garlic. And if my head has less than about 12 cloves in it I use two.

      • Shanzgood

        I would have once said so, too, but along with cocoa powder, coffee, and enough other spices, it’s fantastic. Like Indian food.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          The thing about coffee and cocoa, though, is that they’re bitter enough to take the extra sweetness out. I always use one of them in any sauce with a lot of onions to make it less cloying.

          • Shanzgood

            True but you can balance it out with other things that just end up making the whole thing richer. If that’s what you’re after.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        You know, not wanting to step into another war with midwestern food perversion (do you know that in Detroit they have something called a Coney Island that’s an affordable large polish hot dog made of meat? And my daughter and I are, like, no! Coney Island hot dogs are tiny overpriced gut bombs full of overspiced salty neon orange grease! and my in laws Do Not Understand).

        But there are so many more important things wrong with Cincinnato chili than that.

        • Marion in Savannah

          Right you are, but that was the first thing I noticed!

          • Shanzgood

            Ok yeah, there ARE lots of things wrong with the commercialized version of it. Like the flavor packets and then making a pile of spaghetti or a hot dog with grated cheddar cheese all on top.

      • Jennifer R

        Being from the south, I was very polite when a lover brought me skyline “chili”.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      The thing about cinnamon in savory food is that if you can pick it out of the spice blend easily you’re using too much. It gets used in all sorts of stuff, like chili, bolognese, peking duck, and mole, so you’ve probably had it and not realized it was there.

    • Jamoche

      Try cardamom instead.

      • Marion in Savannah

        Now that’s a thought I hadn’t considered… HMMM… My “imaginary taste buds” are now working overtime!

      • Shanzgood

        Cardamom…ground or seeds?

        • Jamoche

          Ground. I don’t know how much the amount has to be adjusted (Google indicates you should use less), but I’ve made recipes that used cardamom in places where my grandmother would have used cinnamon – spice cakes, savory dishes, things like that.

          • Shanzgood

            Cardamom is nice and round.

  • Serai 1

    I must make this with no Hotsy Stuff, as my stomach is Being Horrible These Days. But make it I certainly shall. This looks luscious!

  • Marion in Savannah

    WAAAAY too spicy for me (given that my stomach keeps telling me what A Old I am).

    On a different, maybe happy note, I was in the market today wearing my “Miss Me Yet?” Tshirt with a picture of Obama and a guy I would have categorized as a “good ole boy” ahead of me in the checkout line said “Regarding your Tshirt, YES.” I had a happy surprize…

    • Shanzgood

      Yay!

    • Panika MCD

      we have a whole contingency of red necks out at the Kerrville Folk Festival and they’re just as varied a spectrum of political ideologies as the rest of the country, but there’s this one. he thinks he’s a red neck, comes from red neck stock, but tries so hard to fit the stereotypical definition that he is just fucking not a red neck–also doesn’t do blue collar work in a rural area.

      so one night we’re all hanging out behind the Pavilion in Main Stage when he decides he needs to tell me a funny joke–which I and everyone else present said, “nope. you absolutely do not need to tell a ‘funny yoke’.” then follows:

      NOT A RED NECK: what’s the difference between Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama?

      PMCD: a law degree.

      NOT A REDNECK: it’s the difference between Vogue and National Geographic.

      PMCD: wow, you’re taking that whole “Mamma Grizzly” thing to a whole new level.

      NOT A REDNECK: ???

      PMCD: you mean Palin’s not the one in National Geographic?

      and then I got applause from the rest of the red necks present because they all think he’s A Idiot.

      • Serai 1
        • Panika MCD

          I think I already did a pretty good job of indicating that my jokes were a whole lot funnier than his.

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      • alwayspunkindrublic

        A friend of mine calls that breed “Texas freedom rednecks”. They’re a little harder to categorize. Kerrville…I went to that festival a couple of times back in the day. Good times…and the worst public restrooms I’ve ever experienced.

        • Panika MCD

          we are totally replacing the Octojohns which came after I started going so you may have seen me IRL. but I probably had a radio on and was running somewhere. if you saw a girl in a Catholic school girl outfit–that was me.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Hmmm…I was there in back in the Jurassic Period, when dinosaurs-including moi-still roamed the earth. I think the restroom facilities were stationary…the less said about them, the better.

          • Panika MCD

            we still have dinosaurs. you’re going to have to be more specific.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I think the Kingston Trio were the featured act.

          • Panika MCD

            that probably is before my time. which means: you should come back!

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I’m kidding…to some extent. One of the headliners the last time I was there was Tom Paxton, who symbolically passed the folk torch to a very young Ani DiFranco. It was pretty cool. I’d love to go back sometime, though I fear that maybe my days of dirtbag festival attendance are behind me.

          • Panika MCD

            so sleep at the YO or Coyote Ranch (which is new and toward Bandera and has cute little cabins).

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I’ll check it out. The dirtbag aspect generally meant inexpensive, important for a wildly successful hedge fund manager such as myself.

          • Panika MCD

            well, you should know that the pop-ups, other trailers and RVs are taking over.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            *sigh* It’s an aging demographic, innit? We shared a bill a few weeks ago with some friends in another band. During break, one of the guys came over, nodded toward the audience, and said, “We’re doomed. They’re going extinct faster than we are.”

          • Panika MCD

            hey, even the kids are doin’ it these days!

  • cmd resistor

    This looks really tasty although no one else here will love the spices. But I am going to make it anyway. For all the reasons.

    • Shanzgood

      Same here. I need to doiuble to serve more ppl though.

    • Serai 1

      No one? I think there are probably a lot of people here who like spicy food. I’ve always loved it myself, though I can’t right now because of health problems.

      • Shanzgood

        I presumed CMD meant “here” as in at home, like me. But I’m making it anyway as soon as I figure out if I have any chickpeas.

        • Serai 1
        • Pinkham’s Law

          If you have any dried fruit – figs, apricots, currants, prunes – throw in about 1/4 lb or so.

          • Yr. Gma

            No figs. But maybe a couple of raisins?

          • Pinkham’s Law

            The sweetness would contrast well with the strong spices, so: SURE!

          • Shanzgood

            I’m fond of sultanas so we’ll see. Lovely, thanks!

        • Serai 1

          You can use Great Northern beans in a pinch, as they have a similar flavor to chickpeas.

          • Shanzgood

            I have multiple cans of chickpeas! This is happening!

            (Tomorrow)

      • cmd resistor

        I meant in my house. Spice wimps.

        • Serai 1

          Yeah, I mistook you. :)

    • Solid foodstuff is just a vehicle for hot and spicy in my kitchen. Of course, I most always have to cook a mild version for anyone else who’s hungry.

      • Sister the Resister

        similar to my coworker, who views cake merely as a vehicle for frosting.

  • Shanzgood

    Pinkham, does chicken need to be skin-on as in picture or can I use the nekkid ones I’ve got?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Skin on would be better, but nakey is good, too. Don’t overbrown, though!

      • Shanzgood

        Aye aye, cap’n!

  • Wild Cat

    Is it OK to cook Syrian chicken with Kosher salt under the New US Kapo-Run Laws?

    • theCryptofishist

      That’s an Ivanka question–she does all the kosher. (Note: This does not mean that all she does is kosher.)

  • eyelashviper

    That chicken looks so yummy, I may just pass out. Can you Fedex me a serving?
    I suggest a good Syrah, and play this while you cook and eat…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_13C5L9Lx8s

    • Serai 1
      • eyelashviper

        Never enough of those two…
        That concert in Morocco in the 90’s must have been glorious. And then in 94 in London, with the Egyptian Orchestra…sigh.

        • Serai 1

          I got to see them when they toured for their first album post-Zep. Couldn’t afford a really good seat, but it was amazing nonetheless. *sigh* (Also got to wait on Plant once when he came to the Bodhi Tree. That man has legs up to his NECK, I swear.)

          • eyelashviper

            Never saw them live, and Plant is still out there, and still sounds pretty good.
            I love this performance:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20vBbW9HIQs

          • Serai 1

            Oh, Page is still out there, too.

          • Serai 1

            I love how Plant’s voice has aged. Experience makes a voice beautiful. Witness Neil Young, whose admittedly very limited voice has slowly become a timeworn instrument graven with life.

          • eyelashviper

            Nicely said.

          • The Librarian

            Saw Led Zep in 197? after Physical Graffiti. Robert Plant looked like a god…….

          • Serai 1

            Holy shit, he and I, we had us some TALL fucking in my fantasies. Goddamn, he was luscious back then.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        That guy from the Yardbirds? What’s he been up to since that gig?

    • William
    • Picabo

      Posted because I love Alison Krauss.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YVRxAX6fwg

  • Panika MCD
    • Lance Thrustwell

      That’s an interesting poem. Thank you.

      • Panika MCD

        I love Muzzle Magazine. just typed up the two poems by Tracy May Fuad in the same issue. go play around!

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    We know these places. And new ones are sure to be introduced soon.

    So new, these don’t yet exist. Or do they?

    Altair VI, Amargosa, Bajor VIII, Triskelion, Vulcan, Romulus, Cardassia, Kataan, Khitomer, Tanagra.

    • Shoto

      Where’s Barstow? Fake Newz!!

      • theCryptofishist

        Bowling Green LIE-BULLLLSSSSZZZZ!!!!11

    • HorseChestnut

      Setlik III. Wolf 359.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Mos Eisley ….

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Thanks for the reminder, Obama.

    • Beawild

      Don’t forget the planets that were the homes of the Delta Quadrant aliens: Kazon, Ocampans, Talaxians, Vidiians, Hirogen, Krenim, Briori, etc.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Who could forget?

  • Shoto

    Big interview with Grifter Barbie Vank-Vank.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPQYAT3wH_g

    • theCryptofishist

      That staring into space thing…

  • Vicky Warshawski

    how does 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes and some black pepper get you to “seriously spicy”?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Ask ‘Trix – she added that when she edited. But, cinnamon and Ginger are also too spicy. The 4 kinda stack on each other.

    • not_vh

      with black pepper it is about when you put it. also really fresh black pepper will drain your sinuses and past sins simultaneously from every single orifice and pore in your upper body.

      • Scrofula

        Nah, freshly cracked will remind you briefly that’s there’s still good in the world.

        • not_vh

          ok I meant it as a compliment to black pepper.
          that and grated coconut are staples on my mom’s side.

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          Even minus my health issues, biting down on an unexpected pepper is terrifying and gross.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          You say that as though those were mutually exclusive things.

    • Sister the Resister

      as discussed below, cinnamon, garlic etc are also spicy in large enough quantities, so I think its the combo effect.

  • I’m partial to kibbe, myself, the jewel in the crown of Levantine cooking. Back when I used to work in Brooklyn a lot, I used to frequent a place on Court Street near Pineapple Street, back then it was Habibi. The place was owned by two brothers from Damascus, and they would make the traditional lamb-with-bulgar kibbe and a vegetarian pumpkin-with-bulgar kibbe. Delicious. Now I get my kibbe fix at a place in Irvington, NY, owned by a fellow Yonkers resident who is Jordanian by birth.

    I also make kibbe at home, but I make the baked-kibbe-in-a-tray rather than the superior but more time-consuming football-shaped fried kibbe.

    • LucindathePook

      A dear Lebanese friend of mine made me kibbe nayah (spelling?), the stuff made with raw lamb, if I’d promise never to eat it in a restaurant because she worried about cleanliness. I was very hesitant, but of course ended up loving it.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Holy cow, are you talking about Irvington Delight? Because I am addicted to their freekeh.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    Programmer Pyotr Levashov reportedly suspected in US election hacking arrested

    Madrid: A Russian computer programmer, Pyotr Levashov, has been arrested in the Spanish city of Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Madrid said on Sunday.

    It was unclear why Levashov was arrested. The embassy spokesman declined to give details for his arrest, and Spanish police and the interior ministry were not available for comment on Sunday.

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/trumprussia-programmer-pyotr-levashov-suspected-in-us-election-hacking-arrested-20170409-gvhdmx.html

    • Shoto

      If he’s handed over to the Russians, he’ll probably accidentally fall out of a 10-story window. Or something.

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        or fall on the stairs in his hot tub

  • So…leave the skin on?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Recommended, yes. That way, you can brown the hell out of it to add yet another flavor layer, without spot overcooking the actual meat.

  • not_vh

    cool pinkham saar.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    Chicken thighs are a very underated cut of meat. They are very flavorful. They make a wonderful Picatta and are very good with Za’tar (a middle east spice blend)

    • Beawild

      I like chicken thighs, they are more flavorful than breasts and have the added benefit of being cheaper.

      • theCryptofishist

        (Don’t tell anyone.)

        • Beawild

          LOL!!!

      • Shanzgood

        Also they don’t get so dried out.

        • Beawild

          Exactly………….

  • not_vh

    pinkham if you ever happen to be in Troy NY (a couple of miles north Albany) visit a place called Alibaba really good middle eastern managed bya Turkish guy. I’ve not had better ME elsewhere including NYC.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    Every 2.8 days, Trump visits a Trump-owned property. Every 5.6 days, he plays golf.

    There’s no place like home — unless it’s a resort you own.

    According to a new analysis in the Washington Post, President Donald Trump has spent 28 days at a Trump-owned property, whether it be his hotel or the “Winter White House” Mar-a-Lago resort, since taking office on January 20. Given that his presidency started less than 3 months ago, that averages out to Trump visiting one of his properties every 2.8 days.

    Percentage-wise, Trump has visited a property that generates him money on 35.9% of the days he’s been POTUS.

    • not_vh

      which means every 2.8 days taxpayers are shelling out money to a Trump-owned property.

      • zerosumgame0005

        don’t forget Melanomas hide-away

    • Beawild

      The guy is such a gauche nouveau riche that he thinks that a well done steak is a gourmet meal. That’s what he served the Chinese Premier and what he ate the two times that he dined out in DC, at his DC hotel of course.

      • Doug Langley

        OMG. Did he seriously give the Premier burnt steak??

        • Beawild

          They served dover sole and steak. The guy is so tacky and crass. There’s nothing inherently wrong with serving steak (I had a T-bone steak last night), but it’s not a meal served normally at the WH to a foreign leader. At least it wasn’t a bucket of FFC.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

    https://www.spamhaus.org/rokso/evidence/ROK10466/peter-severa-peter-levashov/waledec-kelihos-botnets

    Some background on Pyotr Levashov a.k.a Peter Levashov a.k.a. Peter Severa, a.k.a Peter North.

    Apparently ran spam botnets, and then started renting out services to other folks, and also authored trojans and other malware.

    http://www.newsweek.com/worlds-top-10-spammers-75825

    • bupkus23

      Peter North? I suppose I should be ashamed or something, but I know that name from porn!

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Yeah, he’s a joker. The porn reference is intentional. Severa is anglicized Russian for North. Real name is Pyotr Levashov.

        He ran pump and dump stock spam scams, fake pharma spam scams, started renting out his botnets to others, provided custom rootkits to select customers, etc.

        Microsoft had a reward offered for him going way back.

  • Beawild

    I have some chickpeas that I was wondering what to do with, other than making hummus. I’m going to try this recipe.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Do yourself a favor, and leave the canned clams out of the recipe.

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Nobody was talking about such abominations, so please clam up. Can it.

        • Anna Rompage

          Stop being so shellfish, would ya? If someone want’s to add canned clams, don’t mussle them, and let them be

          • Carpe Vagenda

            And now I want to conch somebody.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          FINE!!!! I’ll just be over here stewing in my own juices.

      • Beawild

        A wise guy, huh?

      • memzilla Ω

        You have to train kids early not to do that. Nothing is worse than child molluscation.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Show yourself out, please!

      • phoenix00

        YOU MONS- wait a min, you’re doing it right!

    • Carpe Vagenda

      My nonna used to marinate them with chopped onions and celery in red wine vinegar and olive oil with salt, pepper, oregano and garlic. Let it marinate a few days and it’s eye-crossing good. Works on canellini too.

    • ariel_gee_398
      • Beawild

        Hmmm, I like a bit of heat. Thank you, another recipe to try.

        • ariel_gee_398

          This recipe doesn’t say it, for some reason, but you get the crispiest result if you dry the chickpeas between paper towels or let them sit in a colander for about 15 minutes before roasting.

          • Beawild

            OK, thanks for the tip.

    • Anna Rompage

      Pinkham did a great job on this!

      If you’re looking for other options on what to do with chickpeas, I make a version of this from time to time, and it really hits the spot, especially if you’re looking for a vegetarian meal now and then…

      https://www.themediterraneandish.com/chickpea-stew-and-cauliflower-recipe/

      • Beawild

        That recipe sounds delicious. I already saved it on my Pinterest page. Thanks!!

      • Amalga

        I’m just going to post some praise for The Mediterranean Dish. That is some seriously good food and easy to follow recipes.

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      Felafel.

      • Beawild

        I love falafels, although I have never made them myself.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    So some anti government, armed nut is on the loose from Janesville, Ohio. He’s ready for the revolution to begin, and after robbing a gun store, he’s going to attack a church or school to get the party started. Call me a kook, but I think the right wing rage machine is really becoming a problem.

    • Thaumaturgist

      Actually, that would be Janesville, Wisconsin. ZEGS’ home town, no less. http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2017/04/09/manhunt-armed-janesville-man-continues/100259804/

      • Anna Rompage

        Just a misunderstood red blooded patriotic amerikan who can’t understand why so many commies in this country want others to have decent paying jobs and healthcare…

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          When you think about it, his problem is that he just cares too much.

          • theCryptofishist

            If you think of it with a brain that doesn’t work good.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I meant to type Wisco, but went with Ohio, will edit, since I know what a tough crowd the Wonketariat can be.

    • RobKanC

      If he is not an Muslim, then it’s a mental health problem.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He’s a lone wolf, yadda yadda yadda. He could just as easily have robbed a knife store, it will take a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun, etc…

        • RobKanC

          Guns don’t kill people, cars can kill ppl too. Etc etc.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Liberty, freedom, Constitution, America, etc…

          • SnarkON

            Blah blah blah next you libs will want to outlaw forks, blah blah blah.

          • Shanzgood

            Wait until we come for your food straws you toothless wire-jawed inbred uncle-grandpa fuckers!

          • theCryptofishist

            Spoon liebuls!

    • snark-lurker

      is that not the POGT’s plan? i gave my guns away several years ago so i can only duck & run…unless

    • theCryptofishist

      A church! How christian of him!

    • phoenix00

      We can say it: Radical Christianist Terrorism.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    … from what you’ve probably ascertained is not my back porch on account of you can’t hear racoons fucking …

    Let’s not forget this ….

    https://youtu.be/Wu5znlyX9uY

    • Farley Bot

      Who is this dork?

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Trae Crowder, a liberal redneck from Tennessee.

        • Shanzgood

          I love him!!!

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Molly Ivins used to say that Texas liberals were the most awesome people in the world because they had to keep a sense of humor about the fact that they were going to lose most of their battles but they didn’t get to stop.

          • Shanzgood

            I’m hoping KS isn’t heading there.

        • Farley Bot

          Oh, from the context it sounded like he was w/a band or something other than random redneck rant.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I generally agree with him, but he’s a little off base here. It isn’t California who is actively trying to outlaw abortion, make Jesus the nation’s mascot, and give massive tax cuts to the rich.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      As a fellow Southerner I can say this – the South has some lovely places, and some fine food, and some wonderful people, but it is also going to be the downfall of this country. People here are so angry and full of hate (the blacks, the gays, the Mooslems, the Messicans, the Jews, the coastal liberal elites, etc…) and so, so, so fucking stupid. They have abandoned all touch with reality, and they’re forcing their religious beliefs and economic fantasies on the rest of the country. Are there dumb fucks in CA and NY? Definitely, but they aren’t the MAJORITY, which is what separates the South and the Midwest from the rest of the country.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        But there are red zones in most all southern states … at least in the urban areas? RTP, Atlanta, and such?

      • SnarkON

        We should have dispatched them more thoroughly in 1865.

      • As someone from NY, I’d say it depends on where you are. NY as a state is a large area of rural, mostly white people with a small section containing a large diverse city with half the population.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          As God intended! You’d think the morons would figure out that there’s a reason all the money is on the coasts.

  • Jennifer R

    Got back from a friend taking me flying. I snagged so many good pictures, have a drive link full of them.
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2Ojlh_V4VMyX0E3WEQ3Uk9VYWM

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Looks like you had fun, good pictures.

      • Jennifer R

        First time I have left the house in three weeks that wasn’t needed to not die.

        • So you celebrated by jumping out of a perfectly good airplane?

          • Jennifer R

            No I rode around in one a friend rented. She wanted to take me flying for years but it never lined up until now and I *really* needed to leave the house for something other than groceries.

          • Next time try the jumping out of the plane. With a parachute of course. It’s a blast.

    • Picabo

      Love the pictures. Here’s one for you. Twin Otter. Exit altitude 15,00 feet. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b29ae68c265b7e6cca13e03490dfd82b84afb8e6a84b597c57ecadded10ccaeb.jpg

    • It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s our Jennifer R!

  • RobKanC

    OT- Pinkham, where is off the menu off to next, is there going to be one this week.

    • Shanzgood

      That’s a different one.

      • RobKanC

        I know. I think last week was his last off the menu in thrillist. I need my Monday fix man. That’s the only column that made Monday’s something to look forward to.

        • Shanzgood

          I followed OTM here and was like WHOAH! I’m staying.

          • theCryptofishist

            And that led to all sorts of things…

          • Shanzgood

            Yeah, I’m gonna get some serious dicking.

          • Jennifer R

            That is what I did too, honestly.

          • Shanzgood

            Whee!

    • phoenix00

      I want Editrix to bring CA back here!

  • not_vh
  • Shanzgood

    I already had this on the go for tonight but the Syrian chicken looks like it’s ready for tomorrow!

    http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/roasted-garlic-potatoes-and-sausage/

    • HazooToo

      That looks goooood and I have about half a pound of parsnips left over from my slow cooker stew…

      • Shanzgood

        Nice! I love parsnips! I used andouille sausage for this because I like spicy things.

        Also, I did logistic things differently. I don’t like recipes that tell you to mix your oil and spices on the pan. Do it in a bowl.

        • HazooToo

          You get better seasoning coverage that way. I like the real snappy polish kielbasa!

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Looks tasty!

      • Shanzgood

        Made some adjustments, including using andouille sausage.

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • House0fTheBlueLights

    Turmeric and ginger are also great anti-inflammatories, so if you did too much garden work today like I did, then this is a great meal for you! (My housemates are making some crazy incredible goat ribs thing right now, so I think I’ll try this tomorrow!)

    • Anna Rompage

      Goat ribs? I want!

      A friend of mine used to keep milking goats and would butcher them when they started aging out. It’s some of the best meat I’ve ever had in my life…

      • RobKanC

        The leg bones make a delicious stew. All that bone marrow makes it a bit gelatinous and mmmmm. Just talking about it makes my mouth water.

        • Anna Rompage

          I’ve started curing and smoking my own hamhocks, and got to say, when left to cook down over a long period of time in a braise, they really thicken & flavor up the stock nicely!

          • Yr. Gma

            Okay, I read that “hammocks” and wondered where you got so many, like stealing them from neighbor’s yards.

      • not_vh

        sheep/goat brain. have had it only once. it was delicious.

        • Msgr_MΩment

          Ewe had to go there.

      • SnarkON

        OMG poor goats.

        • Shanzgood

          How useful is your carcass gonna be when you die?

          • not_vh

            hmm.. imma fertilize a plant or too, hopefully.

          • JCfromNC

            IFLS did an article once on environmentally-friendly ways to dispose of your corpse, including a biodegradable urn that can be used to turn your ashes into a tree:
            http://www.iflscience.com/environment/what-do-when-youre-dead-science-edition/

          • Yr. Gma

            I’m sure I’ll be too tough to chew.

          • SnarkON

            Well, presumably no one will murder me for meat once my milk supply dries up.

  • Anna Rompage

    Yay, got home from the coast a little while ago, and just realized the monster tulips opened up while I was gone!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/67feedcd2b96c66b106a3add0e6d8fdacf009de839624dcd13f1cb64aa1fabd0.jpg

  • dslindc

    This sounds amazing. Anytime you can throw a pile of spices into a pan, it’s probably gonna be good.

  • theCryptofishist

    So, does anyone have something easy to with tomato paste? Although, put it on frozen burritos is probably my speed…

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Nothing that easy is worth having.

    • Doug Langley

      Tomato soup. Doesn’t get easier than that.

    • Anna Rompage

      Brown up a bunch of ground meats, add little tomato paste (1-2 tablespoons) add some finely chopped basic aromatics like onion, garlic, celery & parsley, saute until it’s all cooked, add a huge hearty splash of red wine, let that flash off and serve over pasta.

      It’s basically a quick and easy bolognese sauce

      • Carpe Vagenda

        This. Instead of using water to reconstitute it as red sauce use the liquid from the sautéed meat and aromatics and some wine. Also, this is a great base to put in super cheap cuts of meat and simmer them until they fall apart.

    • ariel_gee_398

      If you have a crockpot, with tomato paste, some canned tomatoes, and a little bit of salt, olive oil and garlic, you can make homemade marinara sauce with no effort beyond “dump things in crockpot and set on low for 8 hours.” If you’re really fancy you could add dried oregano, crushed red pepper, basil, or onion (fresh or dried).

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • SnarkON

    I googled “thighing” and arrived here.

    • Shanzgood

      Baconz and I have been talking about kneeing. Check back later.

      • BloviateMe

        We-kneeing is pretty common, but it sounds like you’re in uncharted territory.

        • Shanzgood

          I don’t know what we-kneeing is but yeah, baconz is an almost constant case of “YOU WANNA PUT WHAT WHERE?!”

          • BloviateMe

            It’s usually spelled wienie-ing, but I got a little cray cray.

            Sounds like you like your, uhhh, probing.

          • Shanzgood

            I’m not the one, no…

    • Panika MCD

      but scissors are moar fun!

  • HazooToo

    I hate chicken thighs. I hate every part of the chicken except the breasts. There. I said it. I hope you’ll be gentle with me on the next Dear Shit Fer Brains.

    • Vecchioivan

      Where do you stand on the McNugget?

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Are we sure those are chicken?

        • Doug Langley

          Hey, you need to get your minimum daily allowance of petrochemicals.

          • ariel_gee_398

            I can only guess that will be in this administration’s revised food pyramid, sponsored by Monsanto and ConAgra.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        On the flat part?

      • HazooToo

        McNugget = foul.
        Wendy’s nuggets = acceptable.
        Proper chicken strips = best!

      • theCryptofishist

        “To think of all the marvelous ways, they’re using plastics, nowadays”

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      I eat wings deep fried and well cooked with hot sauce Buffalo style, but I am with you. No “other” parts except breasts……….

      • HazooToo

        Wing meat is tolerable, but too much work to eat. Boneless “wings” can be awesome!

        • Shanzgood

          It’s nice if you have an oral fixation and like to spend time working on it.

        • SnarkON

          Those aren’t wings. They’re actually chicken penises.

        • Courser_Resistance

          I’ve personally never understood the fascination with wings. Drench anything in your favorite sauce and you’ll love it. But agreed, way too much work. The other parts of the chicken are yummy though.

    • SnarkON

      I’ll see your chicken-thigh hate and raise you: I hate chicken, period.

      • Panika MCD

        well, they’re kinda little bastards that peck at everyone.

    • Panika MCD

      I guess your mamma didn’t breast feed you enough.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    Had a friend stop by. Asked him to review the recipe. He says the only inauthentic ingredient is the red pepper flakes, and that it looks good. Sent my leftovers home with him, with a request for feedback. He’s Lebanese. Looking forward to his comments!

    • Shanzgood

      Does he recommend a sub for the red pepper flakes?

      • Pinkham’s Law

        He had no objection to it.

        • Shanzgood

          So a bit of heat is okay. Good.

      • Werewolf

        Aleppo peppers. Unfortunately they’re hard to get right now-chiltepín or chile pequín would be a good substitute.

        • Shanzgood

          What’s Aleppo again?

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Ask Donnie Dumbass … he knows.

          • phoenix00

            Actually Gary Johnson is the resident expert in this subject.

          • SnarkON

            Who?

          • phoenix00
          • SnarkON

            Dude, you need to drink more; obviously I was making a joke.

          • phoenix00

            Heh sorry, my snark meter’s off :x

          • Werewolf

            Serious question? Aleppo (or Haleb in Arabic, formerly known as Antioch) is a city in Syria. It was mostly destroyed last year by the Syrian and Russian military. Aleppo peppers are a small chile from Syria-due to current circumstances, kinda hard to get.

          • Shanzgood

            I was pulling a Johnson.

            No, wait…

          • Werewolf

            D’oh! Shoulda realized that.

    • Anna Rompage

      What the hell does a Lebanese know about Syrian food anyways?

      Seriously, most Americans couldn’t cook authentic mexican food to save their life, and we live right next door, just like Lebanese & Syrians!

      I’m kidding of course, congrats, that is a great compliment!

      • Panika MCD

        SOUTHWEST LIBELZ!!!!

        plus, Mexico is such a big country that there is more than one type of Mexican food. also too: Tex Mex is not Mexican food, but it’s good.

  • Nounverb911

    OT
    Sergio Garcia just won the first playoff hole of the Masters to win his first major.

    Mazel Tov Sergio!

    • Yr. Gma

      Gpa is watching that. He says this is a big deal. I’m taking his word for it.

      • Nounverb911

        This is the first time ever he didn’t choke in a major tournament.

      • If i wanted to stare at the sky for three hours, i would go outside

        • Yr. Gma

          I know. Sports stuff on TV mystifies me, too, but then I’m told it’s a “guy thing.”

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • ariel_gee_398

      How about an analysis of how many taxpayer dollars he has diverted to his properties for official events?

      • SnarkON

        That’s because he’s smart.

      • cmd resistor

        Yeah, like charging the gov. for the golf carts his secret service detail uses when protecting him on the golf course. Just seems tacky.

    • Nounverb911
  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • not_vh

      holy cow.

    • phoenix00

      Why do they look like ninjas or something out of Mortal Kombat?

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        That is the question.

      • not_vh

        I think we should not cute-ify this. this is fundamentally wrong. this is the police manning citizens we are talking about. they cannot act or present themselves an invading force.

        • phoenix00

          Oh good grief I’m in full agreement! I live near Vancouver, which has a drug problem as bad as anywhere, and there’s noone here even considering unleashing shock troops on the masses.

    • ariel_gee_398

      Obviously, the reason police haven’t yet won the war on drugs is that they weren’t sufficiently militaristic. Not because it is, first and foremost, a complex public health problem.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        The need a black flag with arabic writing on it to complete the ensemble effect.

        • ariel_gee_398

          That’s exactly what this looks like. How can they not see that?

    • Panika MCD

      how exactly does this help? if I were a junkie, I probably wouldn’t trust someone in a face mask. I’m hoping they’re just like that so they can’t be identified on the street and are carrying narcan.

      • Shanzgood

        If you a junkie how you gonna know they wearin a face mask?

        • Panika MCD

          every drug affects everyone differently.

          • Shanzgood

            I know, I’m just being a jackass.

      • Persistent Demme

        I just assumed that they were doing a lot of undercover work on the business side of heroin, and didn’t want to give themselves away.
        (But maybe I watch too much TV.)

        • Panika MCD

          that’s what I figure. better not to pose for photos at all, fellas.

      • I just saw “A Streetcat Named Bob”. If junkies aren’t afraid of dying with a needle in their arm from an OD, they’re probably not gonna be afraid of a sheriff deputy in a mask. Just a guess.

        • Panika MCD

          Rush Limbaugh would.

    • JCfromNC

      “I’ve heard a lot from our citizens about heroin overdoses.”
      (Long string of threats about “we’re coming for you, pushers”.)
      Zero words about dealing with the overdoses.
      Yeah, that’ll work.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    I’m so glad this uses thighs. They are my favorite part of a chicken. This looks delicious!

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      Chicken Vindaloo usually uses thighs too.

      • Shanzgood

        I like pork for that. It’s one of the only ways I like chops.

  • Martini Ambassador 🍸

    I’m getting ready to get off the couch and haul my bitch ass off to bed, when I noticed this on the couch back. I love the look of distain from the older sister at the young’un burying his nose in her butt fur. Ug brothers, amirite?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09a537a8c41bcc33416cbc5e77386d712a2706b645518788378919431e6c9254.jpg

    • Suttree

      Awwwww! catbutt!

    • Panika MCD

      we call them “bothers” around my house.

    • Suttree

      Kitty cat side eye is the best side eye.

    • shivaskeeper

      Looks like my dogs from a post up thread from this one.

      • Martini Ambassador 🍸

        I just found it. Cuties!

    • Michael R

      No kitty centipede posting !!!

  • Suttree

    I like recipes with a side of current omg what the fuck. Good job Pink! But really fuck cinnamon. :)

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Are you my bro-in-law? He hates it too. Only other person I’ve ever heard that complaint from.

      • Suttree

        Yeah, I just don’t like it in any recipe. Even baked goods. :(

        • Martini Ambassador 🍸

          Him also too.

    • SnarkON

      Fuck Cinnamon is a challenge on YouTube.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Try ceylon cinnamon. It’s a whole different thing.

      • not_vh

        exactly.

    • Shanzgood

      Chicken.

      • Suttree

        No chicken, no chicken, you’re the chicken!

        • Shanzgood

          Pft!

          I don’t like cilantro, either, but if someone does a good job cooking the whole meal with it and makes the effort to make it taste like something not un-enjoyable then I’m not saying there won’t be a BJ involved.

          • Suttree

            Ummm. Can I give you Lizzie’s e-mail address? Hehe.Her helping me chop veggies doesn’t sound like I’m getting all that I can get out of this cooking thing. :)

          • Shanzgood

            You feed her and make her happy! You like to cook, so….

          • Suttree

            It somehow has not turned into enough BJs. Meanwhile I have lockjaw. :)

          • Shanzgood

            And yet you keep goiing back!

          • Suttree

            I have hope for the future!

    • cmd resistor

      I’m going to give the cinnamon a chance. I never thought I would like chocolate with chili but I do.

      • Jeffocaster in the desert

        All we are sayin’…is give cinnamon a chance…….but not in my Apple Pie!!!!!!

        • cmd resistor

          You eat apple pie without cinnamon?

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Pretty sure this is the first time I’ve cussed in a recipehub post. Certainly my first F-bomb.

      ‘Trix (PBUH) toned it down when she edited it. She took out a couple of paras where I was REALLY ragey, and punched up the more philosophical, empathetic parts that were a bit overshouted by my anger. Some of my posts go up exactly as I wrote them. Other times, like this one, she makes me look like a far better writer than I am.

      • Suttree

        I still felt the rage. I like the idea that you have of making food from somewhere that is being fucked up right now. It gives the mind a sense of attachment that might otherwise not be there. Keep it up! I now want to cook this for Lizzie next weekend! I grew up going to my Baka’s house and watching her cook all of these amazing meals. I feel like every time that I cook, I am carrying on what she taught me as a young child.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          I used to go to my Granny’s house and cook with her. I still make a mighty fine fried chicken. I love food, because it makes me think of Gran. And I miss her.

          • Suttree

            This is a big part of my relationship with Lizzie. Also too past relationships. I am always up at the crack of dawn to make breakfast. Yes I do go back to sleep after, shut up! I cook for myself at home, but I get excited when I cook for Lizzie! She does prep work for me. She also comes into the kitchen and grabs my butt while I cook. I really love cooking for someone else!

        • Me not sure

          Cooking is also a way to vent tension, so it all works for me

    • I heard it was an afro-disiac (from a quack)…

      • Suttree

        Are you still here? I thought that you were going to the other side of the world.

        • Surprisingly, they have 4G and WiFi on the dark side of the earth, also to 😀

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
  • memzilla Ω

    Nothing will make me angrier at a total stranger than a driver who won’t get OUT OF THE FCKING WAY of an emergency vehicle. If I had MY way, my solution would involve mil-spec zipties and a good ol’ ‘Murican-made air raid siren, powered by a 180hp HEMI V8 engine, producing 170db at its throat.

    . https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3826a5e0a5f18b2570659decc4cdde843d5a0112cc6c1b8b5ff841361036d4e.jpg

  • Courser_Resistance

    Oh, this looks fabulous! I will perhaps try next week. I have a lovely meatloaf in the oven right now finishing up.

    I’ve been looking for new places to use garbanzos and I love the aromatics involved.

  • not_vh

    human kind needs to solve many more important problems, but it would be nice if the problem of transporting smell over the wires was solved. imagine if we could get gif of pinkham’s creation along with pics.
    that would be awesome.

  • Nounverb911

    “How come my rotten kids never visit?”
    –HW
    https://twitter.com/billclinton/status/851196983683551232

    • ariel_gee_398

      Anyone else’s first thought, “Bill’s hands are enormous“?

      • Yr. Gma

        Donnie may have noticed.

    • Panika MCD

      I’m sure Shrub visits often. grandson George P. is on everyone’s shit list right now and he’s the next closest in geographical distance.

    • not_vh

      this is such a positive life-affirming pic. and yet images of a turtle and a poolboy flashed immediately in my mind accompanied with selected choice phrases in several languages.

    • Michael R
  • Nounverb911
  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    OT alert: Maxine Waters is on the MoveOn Ready to Resist call tonight, which just started!

    https://act.moveon.org/survey/readytoresist9/

  • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba
    • HazooToo

      That was weird and fascinating

  • shivaskeeper

    Central Oregon Wonkers, I’m going to be camping/supporting Mrs Keeper on a ride about 10 miles outside of Madras next weekend if anyone wants to swing by the site Sat, I’ll be throwing down some seriously kick ass camp cooking.

    • Jeffocaster in the desert

      Rode my motorcycle out that way a couple years ago. I got a good friend in Prineville. Watch out for Bundys!!!!!!

      • shivaskeeper

        It’s a horse race. An Endurance ride. I’ve been out by the Prineville area, Sunriver and Brothers, which is really just a wide spot in the road. Probably a couple of other places as well. I’ve never run into any of the dildo militia or their supporters

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Nearly done with my taxes. If you don’t hear from me after April 15, I’ll be in debtor’s prison.

    • Nounverb911

      You have until the 18th this year!

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        YES!!! Three more days of freedom!

    • Panika MCD

      they usually give you a month to correct anything.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Like maybe time to win the lotto or the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes? I owe, I owe…

    • tinker12

      Don’t forget about all of the protests happening on April 15th to “encourage” Twitler to show us his taxes — I’ll be at the one in Seattle — https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/15/protesters-plan-march-pressure-president-trump-tax-day/97954266/

    • ariel_gee_398

      Just send the IRS some dryer lint and that clip of Donnie saying he doesn’t pay taxes because he’s smart.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Yeah, I’m one of those stupid proles who feels like, because I use the public library and the interstate highway system, I should pony up. Maybe I’ll be an oligarch some day and get over my working class hangups.

        • ariel_gee_398

          Normally, I’d agree with you, but this year, I have a feeling more of our tax dollars will be going to Trump properties than filling potholes. Plus, you could donate directly to the library, and get a tax deduction for it.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Right? I’m so glad to be able to contribute to maintaining Melania in the luxury to which she has become accustomed. I was even thinking of trying to toss in a little extra to make sure she can afford to keep up the nightly caviar massages for Barron. Roe is me.

          • ariel_gee_398

            Suddenly, I have a vision of Melania trapped in the tower. It’s something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu_a8_YQpRQ

    • Got my taxes done then went to à pro. I made several errors. They saved me hundreds.

      The information on filling out the forms is virtually incomprehensible. 😛😛😛

  • Nounverb911

    Another golden oldie from donnie boy, this one sent on September 11, 2013:

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/377745339945844736

    • Major_Major_Major

      Dearest leader, you have done it again. Please take off your shoes before entering the Whitehouse as the staff is complaining about cleaning up all the smears from you stepping repeatedly in your own bullshit.
      Thanks,
      M3

    • not_vh

      I look forward to day when a jack or even a jill pot hits back. especially against the opportunistic kleptocrats.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    So, whatever your position on religion, the Jesuits retweeting Deray McKesson on Palm Sunday is a beautiful thing.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TheJesuitPost/status/851223565059751936

    • Shanzgood

      Wow! That brought tears to my eyes!

  • shivaskeeper

    Max and Cassidy crashed out in the back seat after running around with some of our friends dogs all day.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b72d6d4a73a67668df3f3faf3c916ae540228fc52a7107ac49037416b8aa5d79.jpg

    • Suttree

      I don’t even like dogs, but that is fucking adorable!

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        WHAT????? Sniffle…I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. How can you not like dogs? They are our best friends! They love us unconditionally! They protect us! They warn us of danger! They are selfless and they save people during wars. They are used for therapy! They help blind people. Cats on the other hand spend all their time thinking about fish, and plotting world domination. Sad. Weak.

        • Suttree

          I’m just a cat person at heart. I don’t hate dogs, I just prefer to be ignored by a cat.And have all of the shit knocker off of my bedside table. Cats are fucking assholes and I love them for that!

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Every now and then I meet a sweet cat, but for the most part, they are assholes. Weirdly, the LOVE me, and I’m super allergic to them. I ignore them, so naturally they want to win me over.

          • Suttree

            Hehe :) I am the most superest cat lover in the world. I’ll go over to people’s houses that I just met, and cuddle with their cat that they swear hates everyone, including them. I am the cat whisperer! I meow at them. That’s the secret. They look at me weird, and then understand that I speak the language of their people. Meow meow meow meow? WQith an uptone on the last meow. Then it’s cuddling time!

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            You need to change your name to “Suttree – Pussy Cuddler.”

          • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

            Done. I love me some pussy!

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        YOU MONSTER!11!

        • Suttree

          I like your dog! And I really liked my buddy’s weener dog years ago when I lived with him. I would try to shoo her away, but as soon as I fell asleep, she would get under the covers and fall asleep on my chest. I was always waking up and being confused about the warmth on my chest. :) Cats rule, dogs drool! :)

    • WomanInThePersistence

      I’m so delighted that they like each other so much. And tired puppies are the best puppies.

      • shivaskeeper

        They are really getting along well. No aggression over toys and playing. No food aggression, which was a concern for me, but unfounded as it turned out.

    • not_vh

      a tired dog make me happy. it means they had a good day.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Talk dirty to me, Jonathan Chait:
    “Imagine what the political world would look like for Republicans had Hillary Clinton won the election. Clinton had dragged her dispirited base to the polls by promising a far more liberal domestic agenda than Barack Obama had delivered, but she would have had no means to enact it. As the first president in 28 years to take office without the benefit of a Congress in her own party’s hands, she’d have been staring at a dead-on-arrival legislative agenda, all the low-hanging executive orders having already been picked by her predecessor, and years of scandalmongering hearings already teed up. The morale of the Democratic base, which had barely tolerated the compromises of the Obama era and already fallen into mutual recriminations by 2016, would have disintegrated altogether. The 2018 midterms would be a Republican bloodbath, with a Senate map promising enormous gains to the Republican Party, which would go into the 2020 elections having learned the lessons of Trump’s defeat and staring at full control of government with, potentially, a filibuster-proof Senate majority.

    Instead, Republicans under Trump are on the verge of catastrophe. Yes, they are about to gain a Supreme Court justice, no small thing, a host of federal judges, and a wide array of deregulation. Yet they are saddled with not only the most unpopular president at this point in time in the history of polling, but the potential for a partywide collapse, the contours of which they have not yet imagined.”

    I felt like I needed a cigarette after reading this article!
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/republicans-are-going-to-wish-hillary-clinton-won.html

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Sigh.

      Let his wife quit the charter school promotion business and we’ll talk.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I know you’re not a fan, but I love him like I love Christmas and the liquor store.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          YKINMK, but that’s OK.

    • Michael R

      It would be fascinating if this was a sacrifice
      which had an eventual good outcome .

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I thought the GOP was dead after the Bush debacle. Maybe Trump will be the final nail in the coffin for them. If you read the article that I linked to, Chait mentions that younger people overwhelmingly favor Democrats, so we may yet have hope for the future.

        • WomanInThePersistence

          Not if they don’t bother to vote.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Hopefully they’ll be as repulsed by Reagan as I was as a youth. Reagan made me a Democrat, GW Bush made me a rabid hater of Republicans.

    • Suttree

      Really, fuck America and it’s Republicans. This is why we cannot have nice things.I still haven’t gone over for dinner at my Mother’s “independent” “registered democrat” boyfriend’s house since the election.I’m not sure how watching Billo’s show everyday makes you an independent. Gerrymandering and not allowing people to vote has caused this debacle.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        I blame Fox News for the downfall of America. Idiots used to not vote, until Fox managed to keep them perpetually enraged.

    • Instead, Republicans under Trump are on the verge of catastrophe.

      Unfortunately, the same people have been saying the same thing for decades. Hell, just since Trump won the nomination.

      I doubt in our lifetimes this will happen. The brainwashing only increases. Half of the population could care less about reality.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Chait lays out a good argument that the youths will save us.

  • Nounverb911
    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Yeah, and O’Reilly’s ratings are up. This country is seriously deranged.

  • I ate one chile pepper (raw) last night that made my face stream with persperation.

    I seriously don’t think 1/4 teaspoon of “crushed red pepper flakes” (AKA tree peppers) is going to make this dish “spicy”…

    Are you sure you didn’t mean Xtra hot Cayenne? 😲

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      I think it’s not spicy as in hot but spicy in that there are a lot of strong spices in it.

      • It’s cultural. I was in South America and the only spice they use is salt. In Jewish-American culture, dill would be considered “spicy”.

        No and no. 😀

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Cinnamon is also hot. As is black pepper. And ginger, too. While each of them remains distinct, their different types/levels of heat build on each other. It’s not face melting, by any means, but it certainly has a bite.

      • I put approximately a half tablespoon (!!!) of cinnamon on my oatmeal in the morning. Haven’t noticed any “heat”.

        Put black pepper on my poached eggs. Again, no heat.

        And just drank some fresh lemongrass and fresh ginger tea last night. Didn’t notice any heat.

        Maybe this dish would be considered “well seasoned” using spices with powerful flavors, like cumin.

        And it probably wouldn’t be as good if it had more Chile peppers in it.

        But as a Chile pepper aficionado, I interpret the word “spicy” to mean “Chile peppers”, not other seasonings.

  • John Mruzik

    Did anything happen in the kitchen while I was away?

  • Suttree

    FFS! I cannot right click on anything. I hate you mouse! Do I need to change the battery? Should I beat it with a hammer? Should I start digging around for that wired mouse that I last saw 2 years ago?

    • Hammer. Always the answer. Unless hammer unavailable. Then kill it with fire

      • Suttree

        I need right click! I actually have to check my own spelling now! Also too, I right click google about seventy eleven times a day.

        • I usually wonk from my tablet or phone, so, touch screen nightmares

          • Suttree

            When I lay in bed I work off of my tablet. I have the keyboard attachment, but I took it off after the x-mas at my sisters house. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c37e145f20aee4ebf89b4a762b0b74b3ba23cd5607ba7af30090bd7be1920448.jpg

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Um, what happened at your sister’s house?

          • Suttree

            I found that the keyboard attachment wasn’t necessary when I got home. I have my desktop to wonk on. So I deal with touch on my tablet while I wonk in bed.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            In bed? Actually, I believe the bedroom is for only two things: sleeping and fucking.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Control + left Click, maybe?

          • Suttree

            ? wait what? Hold control and left click the mouse?

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Yes … might work. Not a Windows guy, but that’s how we roll in the land of the iFruit.

          • Suttree

            Off and on worked. :)

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω
          • Suttree

            That’s fucking hilarious! Because I just said that yesterday when Lizzie and I missed where the hard wire went for her printer. It is a wireless printer, but that function has ceased to exist. Both of us looked at it three times before I finally found where it plugged in. Hehe, I watched her fuck with the cartridge until I finish my morning screwdriver. I put it back together in 30 seconds. She pushed me away after that. :)Until I had to go back and find the plugin that we both missed.

      • phoenix00
  • Decided to watch Nazi-punching Captain America

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      OK … not a huge fan … so which Captain America film includes the Nazi punching?

      • Me The People

        AOT,K

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Captain America: Civil War is on the Netflix …. that’s why I asked. I really would like some serious Nazi punching ….

          • Me The People

            Oh gotcha. Think I’ve still to see that one.

  • JustDon’tSayKingLeo

    Pinkham, I saw some posts of yours last night, about how late you were starting. You said you had procrastinated until nearly midnight, right? Judging by the intoxication level in the recipe, I’d say you’d had a bad night. The recipe still reads fantastic, and I will make it sometime soon.
    But, dude, you all right? Hubby all right?
    We all want good things for you!

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Hubby is doing amazing. Recovering from the surgery very well, and, now that he’s getting (nearly) enough nutrition, he’s already showing more energy and spark than I’ve seen in him for quite a while.

      ‘Trix cut out the ragey-est parts of this post (which is a good thing! She made it way betterer!). I was working with stats about civilian casualties in Syria, and how they’ve changed since DJT was inaugurated. This is the key sentence from the 3 paragraph section she removed: “Under the Trumpenfuehrer, we kill more civilians than the Russians do.” You’re right. It wasn’t a good night.

      But I’m ok.

      • JustDon’tSayKingLeo

        Hard to feel good with stuff like Syria going on. Glad to read good news about your spousal unit!

  • Panika MCD

    poem by a daughter of Palestinian refugees:

    http://www.wordriot.org/archives/9336

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    So I’m watching this lovely story on Sixty Minutes about a man who arrived here as a refugee 23 years ago, founded Chobani yogurt, employs 2000 people (some of them are refugees who he hired even though they didn’t speak English – he hired translators for them), PLUS, he gave his employees ten percent of the company after it went public. The man is a candidate for sainthood, and what this country SHOULD stand for, so naturally they have to mention that Breitbart is saying he’s trying to take over America and choke it with Muslims, and he’s spreading tuberculosis, which is of course total bullshit. It’s amazing that Republicans manage to ruin a story about a man who pulled himself up by his bootstraps, helped other people in the process, saved an old factory, helped an economically stressed town, and just seems generally like a nice person.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      The level of bile in their bitter hearts is something I can’t imagine.

      • shivaskeeper

        They have define themselves by what they hate. Hatred is one hell of a drug and if they can’t get their fix they need to make shit up to get it.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          I can’t physically hold that much hate for any length of time. They must be drowning in their own bile.

          • shivaskeeper

            Why do you think they are so fucking miserable all the time? That level of hate will take it’d toll.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        He’s the American dream as far as I’m concerned. I hate his guts, but only because I’m jealous of his wild success. How did he get a loan for $1,000,000 from a local bank and the SBA, and I can’t get a loan for a car? Yet I’d never say “Fucking immigrants!” Instead I say “man, I’m a lazy American, I wish I had that guy’s hustle.”

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          Many Americans (myself included) have grown complacent. Those of us who are clued in watch and learn from this kind of hustle. The rest of America calls for banning them.

          What good will that do if you won’t get off your lazy ass?

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I used to have a lot of hustle, but I lost everything I’d worked my ass off for, in 2009, so now I’m just like “meh, what difference does it make? Republicans are in control again, everything will crash again, and I’m getting too old for this shit.”

      • ariel_gee_398

        Imagine going through life being afraid of yogurt. These people would be pitiable if they weren’t so evil.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          They hate him because he’s employing refugees. The story was very careful to point out that he was hiring them to work ALONG side of Americans, rather than INSTEAD of Americans. These stupid morons just want to stay in a constant state of rage, and they have a whole industry working 24/7 to keep their bile at a steady boil.

          Tomorrow I’m buying Chobani yogurt!

          • Claire

            I like Chobani but I’ve sort of been drifting off to other brands. Time to start buying it again.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            I’ve been eating a lot of Yoplait lately, but from now on I’m ONLY eating Chobani.

          • ariel_gee_398

            And it’s not like they are bothered by the Trump Organization hiring immigrants, who they do want to hire in place of Americans…

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          They have nothing of worth in themselves. They are ignorant, uneducated failures, generally worthless and even more worthless in today’s economic climate. And they are lazy and cruel, so the way they try to make themselves “better” is by dragging down others. This is the real primitive tribalism that Trump, or rather Putin, tapped into–people who are desperate to feel “better” than other people. Hate and destruction is easy. Educating yourself, working, caring about other people, and trying to create something, even if just a positive understanding of the world, is hard. They are lazy, worthless oafs.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Everything wrong in my miserable life is ENTIRELY other people’s fault. And it’s those people who look different than me. And they must be punished!

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            And those people who are out there HAVING THE SEX. Just thinking about it gives me those funny squirmy feelings that NOBODY WANTS so the PEOPLE HAVING THE SEX must be suppressed!! And punished. We do enjoy our punishing. THOSE squirmy feelings are JUST FINE.

    • shivaskeeper

      If the GOPers aren’t the ones who do the good thing, then it doesn’t count as a good thing. Which is some serious irony since most of them would rather stand around and complain about things not getting fixed than actually fixing anything.

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        And not just complain. Placing blame on someone else is also a priority.

        • shivaskeeper

          Of course.

    • Panika MCD

      I wouldn’t conflate all the GOP with Breitbart. in 2013 the TX House had an Imam give the benediction for the day. he sang it with a translator. after it was over and the 22 idiots who had stayed outside so they didn’t catch the Muslims came in, there wasn’t a dry eye in the place and those who missed it were told they were total morons. fun times. that was less than 25% of the elected GOP members of the chamber who sat out. and they also got made fun of.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        That is what I cannot abide by with fundamentalist Christians. The same sort of attitude … it goes against everything that the new testament teaches. Can they be so insecure or ignorant to completely miss the whole message?

        • Panika MCD

          yes they can! but it’s totally not limited to this. just be glad that 75% of the GOP members weren’t little shits.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Well, the little shits have no respect. And they shouldn’t expect any respect from anyone.

          • Panika MCD

            yah see that there Jonathan “Sticky” Stickland? his disrespect extends a lot further than being mean to an Imam. this is the 2nd time in 2 years he’s tried to get in a fist fight with someone on the house floor.

            https://www.texastribune.org/2017/04/07/brief-april-7/

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Oh, come on! Foreigners do not pull themselves up by their bootstraps. All they do is steal from our welfare system. Where have you been?

    • phoenix00

      Because he’s brown, that’s why.

      (no the Chobani yogurt guy is everything that’s good about America)

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Ironically, this man is everything that the GOP is always preaching about. He’s the American dream.

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Ironically, he’s everything Republicans are always babbling about – bootstraps, self reliance, hard work, etc…

        • phoenix00

          Nope, he’s brown, therefore none of that applies.

  • Nounverb911
    • not_vh

      from the ass-side, all missiles look beautiful.

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Trump’s profound cynicism about the credulity of the press and the American people has gotten a massive boost.

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        I’m beginning to think the entire structure is fake and controlled by Putin directly or indirectly. I think the election was fake, the counting was fake, the voting machines were hacked. Certainly our impression that Trump supporters were EVERYWHERE was a charade perpetrated by the Russians, as well as the endless, horrendous hateful propaganda. Now I’m wondering if some of the media is also controlled. Could they really be that fucking stupid?

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          I haven’t gone down the “rigged” rabbit hole to that degree…I’m just disheartened at the astonishing stupidity of the American electorate, and not sure there is a solution in my lifetime.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            You need cheering up, my friend, and I’ve got just the ticket:
            http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/republicans-are-going-to-wish-hillary-clinton-won.html

            The youths are going to save us! They are overwhelmingly Democratic, like refugees, don’t like racism, etc… Yay! for the youths.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            If they would only vote…or not vote for Jill Stein.

          • cmd resistor

            My kid voted, would have killed him if he didn’t! I’m pretty sure he voted for Bernie in the primary but did the right thing in the general. He was 22 at the time.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Mine too…same votes. He wouldn’t have voted for Trump with a gun to his head.

          • cmd resistor

            Nor would mine have. He also would not have done symbolic vote to make a futile statement.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            I know… right? I’m just having a particularly discouraged couple of days after the Syria Kabuki theatre and now Korea.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Me too. Trump’s “look, squirrel!” strategy has succeeded beyond all expectations. It’s hard to take.

        • aktlib101

          Racism (brown people mostly), misogyny (grab’ em), Comey, terrism (same brown people), jerbs (brown immigrants), and emails and Benghazi and Clinton Foundation…no need to also rig the voting machines

          • phoenix00

            They did it just to be sure.

      • not_vh

        I think for tv offence of these kinds means $$ business. and hence presidential..

  • Michael R
    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      Is this a true story? I see the actress’s real name is Krisha.

      • Michael R

        I haven’t figured out , I think the director is her nephew .
        Someone sleuth it !

        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          And in the synopses I read, it said the relation between her and her nephew was a main focus. Whatever, it looks intense. Not in the mood tonight but I bookmarked it.

  • Me The People

    Not everyday you see a restaurant review in memeorandum –

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/09/le-cinq-paris-restaurant-review-jay-rayner

    “Other things are the stuff of therapy. The canapé we are instructed to
    eat first is a transparent ball on a spoon. It looks like a Barbie-sized
    silicone breast implant, and is a “spherification”, a gel globe using a
    technique perfected by Ferran Adrià at El Bulli
    about 20 years ago. This one pops in our mouth to release stale air
    with a tinge of ginger. My companion winces. “It’s like eating a condom
    that’s been left lying about in a dusty greengrocer’s,” she says.”

    • Ouch. Great breakdown of it, though. :-)

    • Thiazin Red

      That reminds me of that bullshit “raindrop cake”. Water flavored jello is not a dessert!

      http://jezebel.com/new-yorks-trendiest-new-dessert-looks-like-a-breast-imp-1768940299

      • Me The People

        Perfect for washing down a nothing burger though.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Brutal. Apparently, so was the food, so fair play.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      This also, too, as well….
      “The dining room, deep in the hotel, is a broad space of high ceilings and coving, with thick carpets to muffle the screams.”

  • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

    YUMMMMMMMMMM Pinky, I mentioned Penzeys and you said it was too pricey for you, but couldn’t I/we please band together in respect and admiration and gratitude and send you a little giftie of yummy Penzeys spices, or a gift card or something like that? You’re going through so much and you deserve it!!! How could we send it to you? If you like I’ll send you a private email for me that you can use, but I don’t want to impose. Or maybe Wonkette can act as a go-between, i.e., we send it to the Editrix and she can pass it along? Or maybe you have a burner email we can use. LET ME KNOW!!!

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      What’s Pinkham going through? I truly never know what’s going on around this joint.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Husband had a feeding tube inserted last Wed. I cooked the last meal I will ever make for him Tuesday night. It’s been a bit of an emotional time for me.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          I’m sorry …. I wish you great strength and peace.

        • memzilla Ω

          My mother passed on November 26 and as she and I were the only Democrats in the family, I blamed Lord Dampnut for killing her. To anonymize a gift donation, may I suggest transshipping any donations of spices through Editrix’s already public address c/o Wonkette, PO Box 8765, Missoula MT 59807. My deepest sympathy cannot be transshipped.

        • cmd resistor

          Is it a for sure permanent thing? My mom had one put in in November after a stroke and the hospital people made it sound like she’d never eat again but they have her eating soft food and at least being able to drink — and I take her these little sandwiches which she enjoys. She still has the tube and gets it at night but eats during the day. It was kind of depressing as a lot of our activity/visits revolved around eating so it was a pleasant surprise she could eat again. One of the first things I took her was pureed German potato salad.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Can’t swallow food without aspirating it. Problem is related to the surgery/radiation used to treat cancer he had decades ago. Improvement is . .. unlikely. *shrug* We’ll adjust and move on.

          • Shanzgood

            I’m sorry. I watched my dad go through that.

          • cmd resistor

            Oh, I’m sorry. That’s why my mom had the tube but I guess since the swallowing was related to the stroke they were able to get some improvement through therapy. Cancer sucks, also, too.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          You poor dear. I had no idea. Since I can’t send you prayers (agnostic), I will send you my thoughts and a big virtual bear hug. I wish there was something that could be done for him. I hope he at least had a nice, long life full of laughs and good meals and good friends. I lost one of the dearest men I’ve ever known two years ago, and my only comfort was knowing he was 77 years old. I wish he could have lived to be 100, since the world needs more kind, intelligent people.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            He’ll have had 61 years next Sunday, and expects to have many more. Friends are coming from Charlotte and taking us to a (pseudo)swanky brunch. He can’t have any birthday cake, but he ain’t giving up his wine! So much socializing is done over food, this will make it easier for him to maintain ties to his friends. Eating has been such a struggle, he has to entirely stop participating in conversation when food arrives, and feels awkward and uncomfortable. Now, he’ll be able to feed himself before we go, have a glass or two of wine during dinner, and once again be the Chatty Cathy he’s been his whole life!

            There will be an awkward transition phase, but this will be a good thing. He has been slowly starving to death for 2 1/2 years, as he simply cannot eat enough to maintain his weight. In just these few days, I’ve seen his energy level jump, and he is far more engaged and interested in what’s going on than he has been in, goodness! Months.

          • Shanzgood

            That’s good to hear he’s perking up!

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            Whew! I thought you meant he was ready to pass away. I’m sad that he won’t be able to have any real food again, since I’d be extremely sad if I couldn’t eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.
            I’m glad it isn’t as dire as I first thought. :-)

    • Pinkham’s Law

      You are too kind. Not sure if Policy has changed, or if it was a one-time thing, but two War on Christmas seasons ago, ‘Trix gave the commentariat the opportunity to make a one-time donation and specify that it, or part of it, go to one of the writers as a tip.

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        Trix, if you’re reading this, can we make a donation and have some of it go to Pinky so she can get some more yummy spices to dream up more delicious recipes for us to sustain our souls with??

        • Shanzgood

          Pinky isn’t a she. But don’t feel bad, I made the same mistake!

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            Pinkham’s Law Pinky is a he? I knew the original Pinky was a he, but I thought Pinkham’s Law Pinky was a she. Silly me!

  • Michael R

    By 2013, Mitch McConnell had led filibusters of 79 of Obama’s court nominees, compared with 68 in the entire previous history of the Republic.

    • Picabo

      My reply could get be banahmmered.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        Go for it!

        • Picabo

          Napalm, son. Nothing in the world smell like that.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Donnie don’t surf.

          • Picabo

            He can hardly walk.

      • not_vh

        so would mine. so I wrote and deleted many times.

    • Flip the turtle on his shell and walk away

      • not_vh

        no other turtle deserves it, but this one deserves does. he earned it.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Mitch McConnell can suck my dick.

      • Picabo

        NO!

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Technically I don’t even have one, so it’s impossible. I just loathe that man, not as much as I loathe Paul Ryan, but he is a real walking shit sack, just the same.

    • aktlib101

      Exactly. And yet, R-turds are the ones who blame Harry Reid for the “nukular” option when they blocked so many Obama appointees.

      • cmd resistor

        I sure wish I were in charge of Karma for them.

  • Claire

    Amazon is really annoying me lately. My package was supposed to be here by 8 and it’s almost 9; no package, no update on the tracking page which still insists that my package will be here an hour ago. And apparently when they say “your package was delivered” they really mean “In the alternate universe our tracker monitors it was delivered today, but in yours it’s going to take another day or so.” Get it right, Amazon.

    • You swapped Dis-Organizer gnomes with a Claire in an alternate dimension. Only explanation

      • Claire

        I hope she’s enjoying my new bluetooth speaker.

    • Bec Jenn

      I’ve found that, at least where I live, that the delivery time is when they deliver it to the post office. Happened on the last few orders. So I get it the next day when the mail is delivered.

      • Claire

        Usually the delivery service leaves it in front of my door. Either way I think I’m going to have to have words with them about their two-day delivery promise.

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          I sometimes hesitate, because I read that they really really bully their delivery people, and force them to take on excessive deliveries and penalize the drivers if they don’t get everything delivered immediately. But as I said, if you complain firmly but mildly that you have paid for two-day delivery and yet you received no two-day delivery, they will give you some kind of credit. It’s hard to find their customer service email, but it’s there. Google “amazon customer service”–google is a better search engine than amazon’s and will find it.
          ETA: also check that it wasn’t left somewhere else around the outside of your house.

    • janecita

      That happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I received it the following day.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      It was delivered. Just not to your house. Go fight UPS.

      • Claire

        I’ll use them as my warm-up match for flying United.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      I have this happen fairly often. It’s Sunday. They say they have Sunday delivery, but they often do not actually have Sunday delivery. You can look around the location of your mailbox, etc., but usually we just wait till Monday and it shows up. We’ve learned not to buy things for Sunday delivery. Other than that, though, their delivery is really efficient and good. You absolutely should write to them and complain, and they will give you some kind of credit to your account, or extend your Prime membership, or something.

  • Me The People

    Making America one of the last places you’d want to go to again:

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/09/uk-tourists-to-us-may-get-asked-to-hand-in-passwords-or-be-denied-entry

    UK tourists to US may get asked to hand in passwords or be denied entry

    Although mitigation options exist, lawyers warn attempts to protect personal data may be seen as ‘probable cause’ for searching

    • Why, who would need foreign tourists? (Besides a good many of the tourist industry, that is.)

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        Right? We only employ about 10 million American workers in the tourism business, and the United States only gets about 100 billion dollars directly from foreign tourism.

    • Claire

      Sometimes I honestly wonder how much of this is an attempt to keep Americans isolated so we can’t see how shitty things are here compared to the rest of the world, and the kleptocracy can continue selling us on the “Murrica is the bestest country in the world!” line. That sounds ridiculous, but Jesus, so does pissing off the entire rest of the world to the point that no one wants anything to do with us.

      • phoenix00

        “America First”. Remember?

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        I completely agree with you. This is at best a completely idiotic worldview that we aren’t part of a global community in billions of ways, and at worst, a deliberate Putin move to isolate and weaken us. We really are going to have to move to Canada.

    • aktlib101

      Well, actions have consequences”
      1. EU Parliament Seeks To Reinstate Visas For American Travelers
      http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/02/518129824/eu-parliament-seeks-to-reinstate-visas-for-american-travelers
      2. If they start electronic hassling EU tourists, just wait till Americans go to visit Europe, they will be required to give up their passwords.
      Trump Admin greatest hits !

  • Don’t Forget!

    Easter is just around the corner…waiting ti kill you!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fea066229a54b76b7a3fa371267a7717a847daaa24c8788aa7b998eff9944b8d.jpg

    • Obligatory: Those are no ordinary rabbits!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvs5pqf-DMA

      • You know, I always figgered Monty Python used a rabbit in The Holy Grail just because it was random and silly.

        Turns out in Medieval Days rabbits and hares were a pretty terrifying bunch.

        https://jonkanekojames.com/2015/05/02/why-are-there-violent-rabbits-in-the-margins-of-medieval-manuscripts/

        • Thiazin Red

          Rabbits can also be assholes. My boyfriend’s mother used to have a seriously evil rabbit. It growled at people and hid under the couch until you put your feet down. Then it would grab your foot and bite it. Once it kicked the cat so hard he couldn’t walk for a couple days.

          • janecita

            My daughter’s friend has an evil rabbit. The bastard bit me, and it hurt like a bitch! He is cute, but mean as hell!

          • Shanzgood

            Ask baconzgood some time why his local Humane Society banned him from adopting any more rabbits.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Remember when President Carter was attacked by a rabbit?

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          As someone who has seen and memorized the entire Monty Python canon for decades, I am STILL discovering overtones and references that I, as an American, never got.

    • Me The People

      That’s a great image. What is it from?

    • Suttree

      Monks are horny. I’ve been lonely before, but I have never fucked a rabbit. A warm watermelon in the farmer’s field though……..

      • janecita

        I don’t think that there is any fucking going on! Those murderous rabbits just need a lucky foot.

    • Thiazin Red

      The side illustrations in illuminated manuscripts are weird.

      http://io9.gizmodo.com/bizarre-and-vulgar-illustrations-from-illuminated-medie-1456202572

      • I think my favorite bit is the cartoon ‘astonishment lines’ coming from that one rabbit’s face. Just like Charlie Brown has when he spots Lucy holding the football.

        • Thiazin Red

          It looks like they were in the middle of skinning that guy and something startled them.

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        Wouldn’t it be funny if they were just random doodlings by some of the non-paying-attention monks?

    • Greyhame

      Lucky human’s foot!

      • tehbaddr

        Very rare, hard to come by, and not pocket or key-chain freindly

  • Dazza

    I can’t speak for the US, but a few days ago there was a headline in the Australian version of the Guardian averring that – based on their food consumption per day by kilo – all the spiders on earth could eat all the humans. Most Aussies I know who read the article said something like “That sounds about right.” However, the most disturbing statistic was that there are 131 spiders per square metre – which is alarming if you live in Oz. Here is a link to an amusing cartoon on the subject from the Guardian. The WaPo link is to the original data.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/10/there-are-131-spiders-near-you-right-now-and-they-could-eat-you-if-they-wanted

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/28/spiders-could-theoretically-eat-every-human-on-earth-in-one-year/?utm_term=.c18fc5fe1978

    • Claire

      Jesus Christ. Where is William Shatner to save us from this?

    • Suttree

      I like spiders! Just the everyday not poison ones though.

    • calliecallie

      I knew there was a reason I hated spiders.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      I keep pointing out, though, that spiders eat all the bugs. If it wasn’t for spiders we would literally be drowning in bugs. That’s the more useful statistic.

  • John Mruzik

    So , I guess something hampend.

  • John Mruzik

    I guess I can go back to sleep again.

    • Suttree

      Might as well. We are still soo fucked.

      • Shanzgood

        I’m not!

        • Suttree

          So I was out of cigs at 4 in the morning. Lizzie’s Russian neighbor lady was hooting and hollering and I knocked on the door because I have given her handfulls of smokes before. I thought she was having a party, but it turned out that she was just on a phone call to a friend in Italy. So she’s like yeah sure, do you have anything to dink? I’m like yeah, I have a bottle of vodka in the freezer. So 4 hours later of drinking straight vodka with her, she sent me out for beer when the store opened. There was laughing, there was crying, and there was a whole lot of leg grabbing going on. I kept having to go on about my girlfriend that I love is next door. Hehe! So when I finally went home, Lizzie was up, and I shared the whole drunken story with her. Crazy Russian woman is awesome!

          • Shanzgood

            But did you get cigarettes?

          • Suttree

            I have a pack of really weird slims right now. The packaging is rather pretty and floral.

          • tehbaddr

            Crazy Russian lady smokes leftovers.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Well, that is what’s important.

          • Suttree
          • tehbaddr

            Yup!

          • Shanzgood

            Good lord

          • Suttree

            They are sitting in front of me right now. After I run out of Camels I will smoke the rest of the pack.There are still like 14 in it. They are not menthol, but they taste like horseshit and uranium.

          • Shanzgood

            I know exactly what you mean.

          • tehbaddr

            Crazy women are awesome, and very dangerous! That’s why I haven’t been able to break that habit.

          • Suttree

            I have always dated crazy women. Lizzie is actually rather normal for me. She hasn’t pulled a knife on me or thrown all of my clothes out of the window. Yet……. These are actually true stories.

          • tehbaddr

            I hear ya brother!

          • Shanzgood

            …you should talk to baconz

            He still can’t believe I don’t keep a machete in my underpants.

          • Jonny On Maui

            It’s how I have always pictured you…

          • Shanzgood

            A girl can’t be too careful these days.

            May also be why every time baconz calls me he tells me to take off my panties.

            He’s very persuasive.

          • Jonny On Maui

            Do go on…

          • Shanzgood

            Lolz! Nah, he’s just trying to be careful, too! I’m easily startled.

          • Suttree

            Hehe! :)I literally had a girlfriend pull a knife on me during an argument. My immediate thought was that she was going to stab me, but she went for her own wrists. Then I wrestled the knife away from her. We are still FB friends though. She found sanity and a husband and has kids and shit. She was batshit crazy back then though.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    I’ve been working all afternoon and I have about two hours left. The religious among you pray for me.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      The kittehs here send telepathic purrs in your direction.

    • Picabo

      The Force Will Be With You, Always

    • not_vh

      may mother sharadha give you wisdom from your experiences, mother laxmi the fruits of your labor and may baby ganapathi remove all obstacles. may jesus grant you heaven on this earth.

      may pat robertson not get even a whiff of any of your prayers..

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        may you never get a whiff of pat robertson. just ewwwww.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Church of Toomush gives you a great “Woot woot!”….

  • Suttree

    Ok. I turned it off and on again and now I have right click. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

    • Shucky Ducky

      I have the best thoughts and prayers. Bigly.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    For all our bitching about rural America, there are actually those in rural America trying to do the right thing.
    Appalachia’s new trail: finding life after coal (CS Monitor)

    Now, in a bid to move the region beyond reliance on either government support or a single uncertain industry, a broad web of local and national foundations, nongovernmental organizations, and civil society groups is trying to resurrect eastern Kentucky and other parts of America’s penurious Coal Belt.

  • Me The People
  • janecita

    Are any of you guys watching Harlots on Hulu? Is it any good?

    • calliecallie

      Peaky Blinders on Netflix.

      • janecita

        I love that show!

    • WomanInThePersistence

      Personally, I’m binging on Next Gen. I’d forgotten how adorable Worf’s parents are.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Yes- I’m really enjoying it. The cast is amazing.

      • janecita

        Good, I need something to tie me over until The Handmaid’s Tale premieres!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Harlots? Damn….tv’s changed since I was a kid.

      • janecita

        Well, the middle ages were quite boring;-)

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Yeah? You should’ve been around for the Dark Ages like me, smartypants.

          • msanthropesmr

            We had these things called bands, see, and they would play live, on instruments, like this telecaster here, see?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Get off my Rickenbacker, punk!

          • msanthropesmr
          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Custom shop? Your shop? Humbucker? Where’s the other pickup?

          • msanthropesmr

            I made it

            It’s got a maple top ash back semi-hollow body.

            Maple with ebony fingerboard with half-moon inlay.

            One filtertron TV Jones Pickup

            Grover lockin gtuners

            Bound body and fretboard

            LArge flake bass boat sparkle over black.

            The unholy union of a tele and a gretsch.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Wow…nice. I could really ding and scratch that up for you if you want. Be pretty heavy if not for the hollow body. Bet that fretboard set you back some…you cut your own slots and all?

          • msanthropesmr

            I buy them pre-cut from Allen Guitar. I did have to hand cut the half moon inlays. I have a fret press. I think that the fingerboard it self was $20 – I still have 4-5 of them from a large batch I bought in bulk.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            20 bucks for an ebony fretboard? I woulda guessed 125 minimum. Let’s hear it for tropical deforestation!

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            We also had phones that didn’t talk back to us. Phones knew their place back then. Sure, they’d be all coiled and angry lying in the corner, but they knew who was the boss of them.

          • Sister the Resister

            till they ensnared our coffee cups and/or ankles in their fiendish coils!

          • janecita
          • Shanzgood

            Omg so cute!

          • Sister the Resister

            I don’t know… kinda creepy-cute…

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        It’s been tarted up.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Looking forward to Bloodline coming back to Netflix, and Bosch coming back to Amazon Prime.

      • janecita

        I love the Michael Connelly books, I’ve never seen the show.

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          It’s pretty good. If you’ve not seen Bloodline, you don’t know what you’re missing! I had no desire to watch it, until a friend recommended it. It has Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepherd in it. It’s extremely engrossing, and very well acted. The first two seasons were gripping, and every episode was a cliff hanger. Then Netflix decided to only do one more season. Damn, I wish more people had caught on to what a good show that was.

          • SnarkON

            Also Kyle Chandler…yummy.

          • Vagenda and Pee-ara

            The actor who plays Danny is also one hell of an actor.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          If you ever get a chance to hear him speak publicly, he’s pretty riveting…funny and sharp.

          • janecita

            Good to know. Have you read any of John Connolly’s books? I’m kind of obsessed with his Charlie Parker series. http://www.johnconnollybooks.com

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            I haven’t. I’ll check him out.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Is there ever a time when Harlots aren’t good?

      • Jonny On Maui

        Well, if they’re still at your place when the mate comes home…

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Ah yes. Explanations would be required.

    • MizzMazz

      I’m enjoying it.

  • Picabo

    Gerhard L. Weinberg had a comment in his book “A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II”
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was the most decisive defeat in history. It lead to the defeat of Germany and Japan. Think about it.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Had the carriers been in port…

  • tehbaddr

    “a side of smoldering rage” heck boy! I’ve been living on smoldering rage since November!

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Mine’s more of a fine seething, with a hint of angst.

      • vivian

        I’m stuck in apoplexy…

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    http://www.deathnotenews.com/news/edward-zo-us-death-note-movie-no-asian-actors-considered-for-light-yagami-role Wheee, cultural appropriation and white washing: movie edition #(??? I’ve literally lost count)

    • SayItWithWookies

      Geeze — to be relegated to just-when-we-need-an-Asian roles is one thing — to find out that doesn’t include starring roles is ten times as infuriating.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    Sorry – lasagna was as far as I could get today…

    • msanthropesmr

      If you took a right, and kep going a couple of miles, you could have made it to Pasticcio.

      • Shanzgood

        OMG I love that stuff and make a terrific all-day batch of it but nobody else at home will eat it!

        • msanthropesmr

          Well. That’s just wrong. You have my sympathies.

        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          So, you get it all for yourself? What’s the problem?

          • Shanzgood

            I can only deal with about 3 days of the same thing for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            Have you a freezer? I’ll bet it’ll freeze. You might wanna try freezing some, to find out.

          • Shanzgood

            I’m still…learning. For me, freezers have usually been for storing things that came already frozen from the grocery store.

            Except ice cubes. Those happen in there automatically.

          • Jonny On Maui

            It’s the magic that’s installed at the factory…

          • Shanzgood

            Oh, I did the crock pot freezer meals a few months ago. That didn’t go down well, either.

          • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

            Buy some dry ice and I’ll give you my address.

        • Yr. Gma

          I love pasticcio! My Greek neighbor makes the best.

  • msanthropesmr
    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Hi Beanie!

    • janecita

      He looks so tired:-)

      • msanthropesmr

        He had a really hard day sleeping on the lawn. And in my lap. And on the sofa. And on the sofa again. And then in the chair.

        • alwayspunkindrublic

          Training for the Sleeping Olympics is hard work.

          • msanthropesmr

            Are professionals allowed to compete?

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            Only if they report all the biscuits and Pupperoni they have received in compensation.

        • janecita

          Poor baby, his life is so hard!

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          It ain’t easy being man’s best friend.

          • msanthropesmr

            In side of one, it’s too dark to read.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Looks like he’s had a ruff day!

      • msanthropesmr

        Treats were eaten.
        Sun was lain in.

        • Shanzgood

          Are you sure he’s not secretly a cat?

          • msanthropesmr

            No, he smells bad. That’s how I tell he’s not a cat.

          • snark-lurker

            dog gone drugs

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Another tough day at the office. When will this grind end?

          • snark-lurker

            its a dogs life

      • snark-lurker

        that one is pathetic : )

        • Vagenda and Pee-ara

          Hey, they can’t all be jewels, and it wasn’t all that PEThetic.

          • snark-lurker

            O Gz

      • vivian

        no bones about it

    • Panika MCD

      “who? me?”

  • Picabo

    If you are lucky to be in the area.
    http://sexyliberal.com/tour/

    • Jonny On Maui

      Here in December. Thanks!

      • Picabo

        naʻu ka hauʻoli

  • Serai 1

    I still find this amazing:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6otmy3DAK8

    Man, Neil’s voice gets to me. His songs are so much a part of my life’s soundtrack, it’s hard to find one that doesn’t bring back some intense memory. Such a beautiful voice, despite being so limited.

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Young’s song “Ohio” is ingrained in my childhood mind. It still resonates today …. more than 45 years later.

      • Wild Cat

        Crosby crying at the end was incredible. Done in one take.

        • Résistance Land Shark Ω

          “We’re finally on our own, this summer I hear the drumming.”

      • Pinkham’s Law

        I wonder who will write the iconic song after Trump’s Troops open fire on a protest. You know it’s coming, eventually.

        • Serai 1

          I doubt it’ll be a song, frankly.

    • Wild Cat

      Never understood what he dug in Ronald Reagan, but it must have been genetic, as he produced two autistic children from two different mates. Tht’s Reaganesque.
      “Freedom” didn’t make up for his mistake, but it has a couple of OK mea culpas.

      But yes, he’s essential, especially his early stuff. He’s been a pro for 52 years now.

      • Serai 1

        That’s got nothing to do with Reagan, where the hell did you get that?

  • tehbaddr

    I can’t figure a way to make this recipe any better without desecrating some fine canned bivalves!

  • memzilla Ω
  • You know what a good negotiating strategy is?

    Don’t listen.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c731b9fa030c6d116a824b98c641ca3fda1897dd1732ae66d9fc05efd7a8ef79.png
    Mandarin? We got Mandarin oranges in NY. So what?

    • Rick Hill

      Xi-*Damn this guy’s creeping me out.*

      • HogeyeGrex

        *And if he calls me “President Eleven” one more fucking time…*

    • boyblue123

      Wonder if Trump isnt wearing headphones because Xi and his ambassadors arent wearing them.

      “So what if im not wearing headphones…makes me look weak”

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        The guys wearing headphones are tuning into the Rush show.

      • Why would Xi wear headphones if it’s his turn to speak? His ambassadors are no doubt fluent in Mandarin.

        There was another photo of Trump and T. Rex holding one headphone up to their ear.

        Figures, these dumbasses have never worn headphones before. 😂

    • memzilla Ω

      This is a confrontational seating arrangement, not a collegial one.

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        That is the first thing I noticed.

    • Panika MCD

      what a twit.

  • Suttree

    Ok folks, I am taking my drunk ass to bed. I’ll catch up with y’all about 1 or 2 in the am. Happy happy joy joy, I had the best weekend with Lizzie and my jaw hurts for two reasons. One of them is from smiling.

    • tehbaddr

      You seem to have the luxury of keeping odd hours. I wish I could do that again.

      • Suttree

        It’s called not being employed at the moment. It sucks.

    • Sister the Resister

      The other being… home made jerky? gumballs? cooked the roast too long? hmmmmmm…..

      Sleep well, drunk person, and see ya later!

    • Shanzgood

      See you for the night shift!

  • Jonny On Maui

    Some things never seem to change…

    https://youtu.be/LQUXuQ6Zd9w

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I can see why this scared the Oldes, back in the day. Too much Truth, by far.

  • Picabo
  • Nounverb911

    The new Metro Phoenix Sheriff has announced that he is closing Joe Arpaio’s ‘Tent City Prison’.
    https://twitter.com/latimes/status/851248384036024320

  • Panika MCD

    grumble. the dude who was supposed to cover Sen. State Affairs begged out sick and I had Sen. Finance already. looks like I’ll have to do ’em both and both have really long agendas that I don’t even want to look into the fine print of. I know Sen. State Affairs is going to be a Paxton slamming party.

    thing is: when I’m sick, I still do the work. I just work from home. I’ve done it while vomiting to the side even. these kids have no spine. no guts either. just hollow little shells I have to clean up after. boo.

  • Anna Rompage

    I got home from the coast and no chicken in the freezer, or garbanzo beans in the cupboard, howerevr i did have some frozen country ribs and lots of produce…

    I present you Carnitas over a veggierific, citrus dressed tropical slaw…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6f110b7ca071a27ef836aa33c28830fd00cb7c3d3131009af7b27b047665a9ed.jpg

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Looks delightful!

  • Nounverb911

    Would you buy a used car from this man? Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross dressed up as an Easter Egg at MAL this weekend.

    https://twitter.com/timheidecker/status/850447199032889344

    • Shanzgood

      I might buy Pepto Bismol from him.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        gawd … that outfit looks like something the Easter Bunny barfed up.

        • ariel_gee_398

          Sean Spicer picked it out for him and thought he looked just lovely.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            I bet Senator Graham approves as well.

      • HogeyeGrex

        I would need some if I ran into him.

      • phoenix00

        He’s /wearing/ the Pepto Bismol!

    • ariel_gee_398

      I’m glad the understated Tammy Faye Bakker is back in vogue.

    • cheetojeebus

      Who’da thought he had a sidline selling Mary Kay?

      • Bill D. Burger

        He’s pimping out that woman?

    • TundraGrifter

      Always nice to see a gentleman out with this granddaughter.

    • Good to see the missus has the uniform on- is that a bedazzled noose around her neck?

    • Panika MCD

      big deal. we’ve got a whole group of legislators that have a contest every Friday Thursday to see who can look the most like Col. Sanders!

    • Phoenixdoglover

      That is Wilbur’s 3rd wife, Hilary Geary Ross, age 62. They were married in 2004, before she got extensive plastic surgery (allegedly).

      Least you forget, Wilbur’s 2nd wife was Betsy McCaughey (yes, that one).

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω

    “Tin soldiers and Nixon’s coming, we’re finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming ….”

    Further down thread, a Neil Young video was posted. The video led me to go and listen to Young’s “Ohio” again. It is a song that has a visceral memory for me … a childhood recollection of a drastic shift in the emotional well being of America. It is a song that evokes very specific fears and the grim marching towards a reckoning.

    And now, more than 45 years later, that same feeling of “us versus them” overlays America. A low, grinding feeling that something is about to happen that will once again shift the emotional makeup of the US. Some of the parallels are historical: the President and a unending drumming of war. The real parallels for me, however, are not historical. They are an awakening of some long forgotten anxious feelings that the US is somehow off track.

    Tension is high. Rhetoric flows like a stream of consciousness that neither soothes nor placates. Every morning we all wake to read the next paragraph in what is turning into a path to conflict. What will be the triggering event? What conflict between “us” and “them” will be the spark that lights the tinder?

    What will be this era’s Kent State?

    • Shanzgood

      They happen all the time in Black neighborhoods.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        The shift, sadly, will require more than the senseless deaths due to “crime” or “lawlessness” or “racism.” These have become a part of the fabric of life in America these days. I’m angry that they don’t evoke any kind of positive reaction: they all seem to divide us further.

        • Shanzgood

          Yeah, it has to start happening to white kids. I know.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            Not even that, though I’m sad that inherent racism is a large part of the reason these deaths are ignored.

            I see, like Pink stated above, that some event will occur that no one, not even Fox News, can ignore will be the trigger. Something that will transcend even black versus white versus Hispanic versus Muslim.

          • I honestly think it will be the same as it ever was- classist in distinction. There will be poor people, whatever their demographic, and they will march, and they will be mowed down. There will likely be a mixture of races I should think, and a few better off middle class students involved.
            We just do not seem to learn from history :/ Pinkerton, Wounded Knee, Selma, Kent State- THOSE are the patriots who bled for our tree of liberty.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I was listening to it, as well. Led to wonder, down below, who will write the iconic song after Trumpsters open fire on a protest. It’s going to happen. We ALL know it.

      • Résistance Land Shark Ω

        Yes, I believe it will as well. But I don’t see the kind of music today that was the background chorus of the Vietnam era.

        • Pinkham’s Law

          I’m sure it’s being made. The old stuff was shared at protests and demonstrations long before it got airplay. We need the same thing to happen again.

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            The anthems of the resistance … the music and songs and lyrics that will attach themselves to the events. Have we become so numb to these events that they no longer evoke an emotional, empathetic response?

          • TundraGrifter

            No – we just don’t have the same high quality pop music artists.

            “War! Good God! What is it good for?
            “Absolutely nothing!
            “Say it again!”

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            I can’t see the anthems of the resistance being sung by the current popular artists. (Well, maybe some of them) It will come from those who create anthems and songs that wouldn’t get any airplay. These days, music goes viral without airplay. Maybe that’s how it will reach the people.

          • Jonny On Maui

            As was talked about earlier, “Four dead in Ohio” still brings a tear and hardens my heart. For the war seems unending. AOT,K.

          • TundraGrifter

            “GIMMIE AN ‘F!'”

          • Résistance Land Shark Ω

            I hope Country joe still lives, and comes out of retirement for us.

        • TundraGrifter

          It was the “Rock ‘n’ Roll War.”

          “Good Morning, Viet Nam!”

          • Jonny On Maui

            It really wasn’t just rock n roll. Country, Pop, Rock all came out against the Vietnam War.

            Rock was just a nice target for the war pigs.

          • TundraGrifter

            I wasn’t there, but from all the films and written accounts Rock and Soul were played by those who served. Personally, back here in the States, I don’t remember much Country being against the War.

  • JCfromNC

    Mrs. JC says that this sounds a lot like her Moroccan chicken recipe, except substitute olives and preserved lemons for the ginger. She’ll probably try this one out.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      Lemons preserved in salt?

      • JCfromNC

        Yes. She just packs a bunch in salt.

        • Pierre_de_Fermat

          I’ve seen them mentioned in “Cooks”.

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            I managed to do them wrong and probably avoided poisoning my family only by virtue of the fact that they were SO gross.

          • Pierre_de_Fermat

            I thought it was just cut up lemons and salt. I assume the salt is to prevent fermentation, the citric acid should prevent almost everything else. Still, the combination of salt with lemon does not come to mind right away.

    • Better idea: You try it out for her sometime ^.^ For the fun of it!

      Ok so maybe not everyone loathes cooking as much as I. Still….

      • JCfromNC

        I won’t say that I loathe cooking, but I will admit to avoiding it whenever possible. 😄

        • My problem is that somehow it falls to me anyway :k
          I need me one of them wife things.

          • JCfromNC

            Eh, win the lottery and hire yourself a cook. Otherwise you’re still expected to help out. Some kind of nonsense about “common courtesy” and “acting like an adult.” 😂

          • Acting like an adult sucks. I wanna do like hubby.
            Come home, take a nap, cruise about doing my own thing, kiss the kids goodnight, and resume doing my own thing.
            That would be a nice change of pace *huff*
            Also, even if I hired a cook I would be like asking if I could help because watching people work makes me have all sorts of nervous problems, likely left over from my Catholic upbringing and the guilt there from.
            Example: Went out to eat tonight, Mexican place so cheap and yummy, helped the dude clear the table, made sure to wipe it down after, checked the floor in case the lads dropped anything…..

        • Pinkham’s Law

          Makes it more meaningful when you DO do it. Just saying.

          • snark-lurker

            my boss loves cookin not real good at it smoke detectors mean supper’s ready not kidding. i hate cookin but will wash dishes for food weebee happy

          • I would totally settle for dish washin

  • aktlib101

    Republican logic: Soviet era dictatorship bad, but Nazi era dictatorship good. Translation: my dictator is more dictatorial than your dictator.
    “Nazi-linked group: We’re ‘really proud’ Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka wore our medal to inauguration”
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/nazi-linked-group-were-really-proud-trump-adviser-sebastian-gorka-wore-our-medal-to-inauguration/
    “Sebastian Gorka, a former editor at the far-right Breitbart News and now a deputy assistant to the president, was photographed and interviewed at Trump’s inauguration in January wearing the uniform and medal of Vitézi Rend, a Hungarian order of merit that was once closely associated with Nazi Germany.”
    “The medal was awarded to Gorka’s father, Paul, for his efforts in fighting against Hungary’s post-WWII Soviet-aligned regime. Gorka says he wears it to honor his father’s memory.”
    “The order was founded in 1920 by Miklós Horthy, who served as regent of Hungary until 1944, and comprised his supporters. Horthy was an ally of Adolf Hitler and collaborated with the Nazis throughout most of World War II. During the war, confiscated Jewish property was distributed to members of the order by the Hungarian government.”

    • TJ Barke

      Hey! Navy! Do America a favor and launch a volley of tomahawks at Mar A Lago next weekend.

      • aktlib101

        Why wait an entire week?

        • TJ Barke

          I don’t think he’s there right now.

    • Pierre_de_Fermat

      Eastern and Central Europe are somewhat unusual, bloody places. Horthy was an admiral and a regent? An admiral without a navy (His rank came from the Austro-Hungarian -KuK- navy), and a regent without a king (would not let the Habsburg king back in the country).

  • II Gosala
    • TJ Barke

      I used to have a whole collection of those on VHS.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Good night II Gosala.

  • Bill D. Burger
    • alwayspunkindrublic

      I think I’ve seen this movie.

  • Beautiful, Pinks, and topical what with the thigh thing from Paul last thread.
    Sigh.
    I wanna buy one of those old road side motor motels, the ones with the wee cabins, and fix it on up and take in a buncha refugee families. Just because.

    • Pinkham’s Law

      I was awed when I saw how well Dok’s and my posts lined up. Great minds think alike, or some things are so obvious, even A Idiot can pick them up? Not sure which.

      • To be fair, most of us think about thighs at least ten times a day. Because….thighs.
        Maybe that is just me.

    • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

      Call me.

  • TundraGrifter

    Port Royal. Got drunk on that once down in St. Thomas. Had the hangover they were saving for Judas.

  • Me The People

    Working all day all week must now sleep.

    https://youtu.be/QMhgZhttw9U

    • The Witch of Endor

      This video contains content from BBC Worldwide, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds. :(

  • Pinkham’s Law

    We are, mostly, Oldes. Did you Teach Your Children?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0JPSGJVOHo

    • Hey now, Becca said my group is only ALMOST an old.
      I am sticking with that ^.^

    • Jonny On Maui

      Dog I tried but teenage boys listen exactly like bricks!

      • RIGHT??????

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Teenage? Started WAY too late, dude. Mom used to love telling a story on me, about when I was, like, 4. She wanted me to eat whateveritwas, and I wasn’t having it. After a while, I slammed my hands down and told her she was violating my Civil Rights! I think I was destined to end up at Wonkette.

        • My then 8 year old now 11 year old wrote a letter to Obama demanding the emancipation of minors who should not have to do chores and be treated like a slave, because they are children and should, well actually, mom, be playing and having fun and not pulling weeds.
          I tried to hide it because the idea of this lil red haired mostly white boy telling Obama that he is being treated like a slave seemed….awful to me. He mailed it anyway. Got a response with a signed picture and something about how government can’t really interfere with telling parents to not make kids do chores, but keep thinking those big thoughts.

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            Adorable from start to finish and I so feel you. I don’t remember what my kids were bitching about the other day, but the unspoken thought in my head was “At least your King isn’t dropping chemical weapons on your school, you ungrateful pricks.”

            So, yeah, I moved on, because my parents’ comments about starving Armenians never altered my eating habits (although they did give me pause when I moved to CA and met an Armenian woman, who was beautiful and evidently in no way harmed by my childhood failure to eat Lima beans).

            So, that.

      • snark-lurker

        threaten them with a tuck point

    • The Witch of Endor
    • Jonny On Maui

      Are our children learning? Are the adults? Tell me this wasn’t requested earlier…

      https://youtu.be/-7Y0ekr-3So

      • Weeellllll come on all of you big strong friends
        Don the Con needs a win again
        Got hisself in a terrible jam
        Suckin Pooty’s nutsack out by the dam
        So put down your phone and pick up a gun
        We’re gonna have a whole lotta fun

        • Jonny On Maui

          Easy peasy!

          • Come on Generals don’t move slow
            We’ll plan this at Mar-a-Largo
            There’s plenty good money to be paid
            Bombin the browns, takin the oil they made
            Just hope and pray that the ol’ nuke football
            Is buried underneath the mall

  • Jonny On Maui

    Since some of us are dredging up olden times music…

    https://youtu.be/ZgubG-MOPT4

    • Pinkham’s Law

      Fuck that. ~ 23% got fooled, and now we’re ALL fucked!

  • Jennifer R

    What is the over/under on us going back to a hot war with North Korea because tamarind tito needs distractions?

    • TJ Barke

      I got 30/70 against.

      • I saw they were calling a 1:2 earlier today :/ Sigh.

        • TJ Barke

          The South Koreans in range of all that artillery must be thrilled.

          • I have a friend in SK who was sent to visit relatives in Australia today. Just..up and visit.
            Methinks they always have an eye on things there like that. Must be a sad way to live. Must be sadder north of the border where most do not even have enough to eat.

    • Nick Scroggs

      I just feel lucky that I’ve got bad enough eyesight they couldn’t draft me anyway. Unfortunately, there’s still a few class years of high school students and young college kids who would get sent in. But the DMZ would be gone, it’s an unintentional nature preserve but, Tillerson and the Kochs don’t really like plants and animals anyway.

  • Pinkham’s Law

    48 years later, and the intro is still applicable. Fuck! Aren’t we supposed to be moving forward?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS3-lyqCl80

    • The course of human history does this. All the time. Take ten steps forward, slide 9 back.
      The progression is still forward, but it is painfully slow and takes many hundreds of years to move very far at all.

      • Pinkham’s Law

        We took our ten steps forward. Trump & Co want to take us 13 steps back. And many of his supporters say that isn’t nearly far enough. We face a tough road forward. Still, we will persist.

        • It will be 9, it always is, even if it seems like so much more :snuggle:
          And yes, we will persist. It’s exhausting, most of us will give up or fall along the way, but we’ll do it anyway. What else is there to do?

        • Jim Gormley

          Thanks for that awesome recipe! My major-sweetie and I are having sad ’cause all the stuff we have marched for, yearned for, worked for, raged for is being set back by all these neandertalers who are giving neandertals a bad name.

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I’m glad you enjoyed reading it. I hope you try it, and find it to be as great as you anticipate. I’ve started next week’s, and think you’ll find it interesting, as well.

            Also too: if you liked this, you’ll probably like the rest of the site.

          • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

            Gonna do this chicken next week for sure. It reminds me of my favorite Moroccan recipes. YUM.

          • Jim Gormley

            We lurv the site…even sent y’all some hard-earned retirement $. Keep stayin’ alive!

          • Pinkham’s Law

            I don’t know if it was $1 or $100, I assure you, it’s appreciated. Thanks!

        • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

          I’m working on a thing:

          Exist
          Resist
          Persist

          Something like that. T-shirt and bumper-sticker worthy. I stake no claim, just want something cool and groovy we can all get behind.

    • Jonny On Maui

      Some things got updated…

      https://youtu.be/uMq66DhYUmM

      • Pinkham’s Law

        Posted EXACTLY this video downthread!

        ETA: Actually, in a reply to one of your posts. I am disappoint.

        • Jonny On Maui

          Great minds Pink, great minds!

    • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

      I so desperately want to share about a family member who worked with Seeger, but I am trying to maintain a semblance of anonymity. Suffice it to say that a certain older relative WHO TOTALLY LOVED ME BEST worked with Seeger on Sing Out magazine in the 50s and 60s. I’ve only recently learned/relearned of this and I am just bursting with latent commie pride. :P

  • persistently_resistant_gayby

    YOU GUYS WORLD MAY BE SHIT RIGHT NOW – BUT RICHARD SPENCER GOT PUNCHED AGAIN!!!

    https://twitter.com/josephkahn/status/851161820471541760

    AS ALWAYS MY FREAKY FRIENDS –

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/717e2ede4c131e7d92739f4b38573a34d2ab228389a75449d351f6c1d9277818.jpg

    • TJ Barke

      YEAH, TAKE THAT YOU NAZI BITCH!

      • Shanzgood

        Plus glitter bombed!

        • FukuiSanYesOta

          That’s simply the sprinkles on the punch-a-nazi cake. Makes my day :)

          • The Witch of Endor

            My only disappointment is that no one captured it on video.

          • Jennifer R

            You can see the glitter bombing part way through https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krVDQQLn9xc

          • The Witch of Endor

            I loved the ending bit. “Just drive! Please, just drive! For God’s sake, GO!

          • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

            I love that he thinks that not agreeing with his opinions=fascism. Stupid fuck.

          • Jennifer R

            I love how he thinks he deserves to keep drawing air, like he was people or something.

      • Jennifer R

        I keep looking forward to the day I get to read about spencer making a fateful trip to the laundromat.

        • TJ Barke

          I don’t get that reference.

          • Jennifer R

            george lincoln rockwell.

          • TJ Barke

            Ohhhh.

    • FukuiSanYesOta

      Can’t get enough of this.

      • ltmcdies

        I’ve said it before…you can’t punch a Nazi often enough to suit me…

    • Penny Dreadful Says Resist

      Punching Nazis: Never wrong.

    • jaspersdad

      In 1936 the good people of East London smashed Mosley’s fascist Blackshirts. I would love to see the same thing happen to Spencer.

      https://youtu.be/ozndljflUgU

  • Panika MCD

    why does poetry stuffs have to be hard and still not pay? recap of where I’m at with this napowrimo masochisms–

    personal anthology: aka type up a poem by someone else every day…I’ve mostly been doing writers from the Middle East and other countries which appeared on the ban list.
    15/30

    revisions: rework an old piece of writing into something that more closely resembles “best words, best order” even though I’ll likely still be at “best order” by this point.
    7/30

    submissions: because you don’t know if you’re any good if other people who’ve devoted themselves to this like you enough to get you printed in a book.
    7/30

    writing exercises: I promised myself I’d do all found stuff from the news. I’ve saved a bunch of stories to work with, but am still at…
    2/30

  • memzilla Ω

    Interview with Clinton by Kristof:

    “So, I asked, when you heard Comey say recently that he had been investigating Trump’s Russia ties since July but couldn’t disclose it then because it’s inappropriate to discuss ongoing investigations, what did you throw at the television?

    She savored the question. ‘Yes,’ she said, smiling. “That was one of the high points of the last weeks.’”

  • Pinkham’s Law

    “Biggest Inauguration crowd in history.” Yeah. Right.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnvCPQqQWds

    • Shanzgood

      Hey, random but…that oven baked andouille sausage and taters and asparagus and veggies with tasty herbs thing I made for dinner tonight?Picky daughter wolfed it all down!

      • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

        You can get andouille in Kansas? I have a hard time finding it in New Jersey!

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          Suttree, you’re just going to have to venture into NYC for a food jaunt!! But you can actually find a lot of stuff on in the internet–and I wonder if there’s a place nearish to you even.

          • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

            I know I know. I just like going to the grocery down the block and getting stuff there! They don’t even stock head cheese! I miss grocery shopping in New Orleans. :(

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            Oh that must be SUCH a thing to miss! What riches of food you must have had to choose from!

          • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

            Baka inspired my love of cooking. She was a very strict woman in the everyday conventional way, but she let me hang out with her in the kitchen. I still remember her letting me hammer veal for Wiener schnitzel. And adding paprika to the paprikash. And going to the garden to pick lettuces and tomatoes for our salad. And getting a sugar cube dunked in her Turkish coffee. And her making me eat cantaloupe, which I fucking hated. I can eat it now, but it isn’t my favorite.

          • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

            Hehe, yesterday at the store with Lizzie, we were in the self-checkout and she entered the code for a vegetable incorrectly and it came up as okra. I miss fresh okra!

          • Tallmutha

            Dude, it’s not in season, but if you can’t find fresh okra in New Jersey in late summer, you’re doing farmer’s markets wrong.

          • Suttree

            You can get it at the farmer’s market. I really just meant the grocery store. I’ve got a King’s and a Whole Foods equidistant from the house, both expensive, and lacking what I want. At least at the Foodtown by Lizzie’s in Brooklyn they have smoked ham hocks.

        • Shanzgood

          There’s a local place called Fanestil (I think that’s how it’s spelled) that makes all kinds of good meat products. My grocery store sells it in their butcher case along with their regular sausage, chipotle, and various others. Sometimes, they do weird ones like Hawaiian or maple blueberry (do not recommend).

  • Jeffocaster in the desert

    Good Night Wonkeroos………sleep well. Take Care.

    • Shanzgood

      Good night!

  • The Witch of Endor
  • Pinkham’s Law

    Traditional Sign Off music, Owned by Patriots.

    Which means it is firmly ours, right?

    Sleep well.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lCmBvYMRs

    • Shanzgood

      G’night!

    • Persistent Demme

      Just made your Syrian dish with fish, and saffron instead of turmeric.
      Served it on rice with parsley, lemon, and currants.
      Very, very tasty!
      Thanks!

      • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

        When I was a child, my Baka had current berry bushes. I love them! You cannot buy them in stores. You must have a bush or two?

        • TJ Barke

          *currant.

          • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

            Derp. I just woke up! Thank you for the correction though.

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            You don’t know that, maybe she had an electrical garden HAHAHAHA

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          We can find them easily here in CA, but we grow them here–you can also find them at specialty shops like this one (they have tons of hard-to-find stuff, I love them) http://chefshop.com/Dried-Black-Currants-P8174.aspx
          or even at
          amazon….https://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=currants

          • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

            I don’t want dried. You can find those. I want fresh currant berries! My baka used to make a syrup reduction out of currants, raspberries, and strawberries. Then mixed with seltzer water (the make it yourself with gas cartridges one). It was the most amazing treat for weeding the garden!

          • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

            Ohhhhhh. I’ve never had those outside of Europe or England, where for some reason they’re more common- that sounds FANTASTIC!!!!!!

          • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

            Baka was from Croatia. The onlyu other person I have know to grow them is my step-mother. Probably at my father’s behest.

          • HazooToo

            I want to make rose petal jam. It is costly to order online.

        • Persistent Demme

          I only use the dried Sun-maid ones.
          I used to live in England, where they love and respect currants, but I’ve never seen fresh ones in the US.

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      No darlin, THIS is traditional signoff music, owned by no one yet everyone.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cPIT_T3mYU

  • JCfromNC

    A clown sings “Pinball Wizard” to the tune of “Folsum Prison Blues” because why not?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uVCvwhzctA

  • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

    Hi y’all.

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was kick ass. I left out the spinach because I don’t like cooked spinach, and it would be just fine without the chicken for a vegetarian dish to take to a potluck or whatnot.

    It makes a ton so either make it for a crowd or halve the recipe.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/216470/pesto-chicken-penne-casserole/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringContentType=search%20results&clickId=cardslot%2013

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      Looks delish! I always love how the recipe reviews on All Recipes go “This was fantastic! I used hamburger instead of the chicken, and buns instead of the penne pasta, and added some fresh tomato and lettuce, and ketchup instead of the Alfredo sauce, and cooked it on an outdoor grill, and my family loved it!”

      • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

        Hahaha yes! That’s why I was careful to say I didn’t make any substitutions (I didn’t), just left stuff out for those who might not like those ingredients.

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          No, no, I noticed that, and I actually think leaving out the spinach might improve it… I was just making the general comment about some of the reviewers haha!

  • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

    Crap. I wanted to sleep longer. And you can blame my name change on V&T.

    • Jennifer R

      Well we all figured once you started talking about a tired jaw.

      • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

        I love me some pussy!

        • Jennifer R

          You and me both.

  • Nick Scroggs

    Well, insulted a UCLA professor who said some things in a magazine last month about the bloodiest phase of the Syrian civil war being over, and how it’s better to have an Assad regime in power for American and European interests, basically asked if he felt like an idiot. And he replied back against expectations. Crap, maybe I’m just cursed with a big mouth or something.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlXcF0WwFTI

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      I know, I myself get so worked up after being on Twitter I write very, er, vehement responses to people and sometimes they respond with mildmannered surprise, it’s always so embarrassing. Must go on Twitter diet.

  • The Witch of Endor
    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      I LOVE this album! Thank you!

      • The Witch of Endor

        You’re welcome! I actually got it for Tom Waits’ cover of Hi Ho but fell in love with Baby Mine. Ok, now I’m really, truly getting off my computer and going to bed.

        • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

          I love Tom Waits. There is actually a Hi Ho Lounge in New Orleans in a shitty part of town near Elysian Fields and Rampart. I woke up on the bar in my boxers and a pimp jacket. I was also locked in for about 6 hours. Crazy shit happened when I was 19 years old.

          • The Witch of Endor

            I’ve always wanted to see New Orleans, but not for the usual reasons. I fell in love with its depiction as a dissolute city in the Middle East by George Alec Effinger in “When Gravity Fails”. But don’t get me wrong, the food and the music are a huge inducement as well. :)

    • DerrickWildcat

      The Replacements cover is good too.

    • MApispevooooiCaptainHowdy
  • aktlib101

    Ha ha
    “John Oliver rips Trump’s ‘worthless’ Syria raid: Delta passengers take longer to get back in the air”
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/john-oliver-rips-trumps-worthless-syria-raid-delta-passengers-take-longer-to-get-back-in-the-air/

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Nuclear burn.

  • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

    Well, this is proof that

    1. I have actually become delusional
    or
    2. the American people have gone insane.

    At this point I am willing to accept either one as they seem to me equally plausible.

    http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2017/04/mike-pence-the-most-liked-american-politician/

    • MApispevooooiCaptainHowdy

      Last week it was Uncle Bernie. These polls strike me as rather odd.

      • TJ Barke

        Especially if “I will fuck anything if my wife’s not around, also fuck the poor and minorities” Pence could possibly be considered popular.

        • HogeyeGrex

          Jeffery Dahmer doesn’t look quite so bad if you put him next to Pol Pot.

    • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

      How the… I can’t even… WTF….. Gawd I hate Americans! Something something 50% of people are below average. Or in this case 47%.

    • Phoenixdoglover

      The poll is from USA Today/Suffolk University (I think performed by Suffolk for USA Today)

      Per this poll, “Trump’s favorable rating has improved a bit since our December poll, but it’s still narrowly in negative territory: 45% favorable, 47% unfavorable.”

      That’s a 2 point spread.

      RealClearPolitics calculates the current Trump poll average as 40.4 favorable, 53.4 unfavorable, a 13 point spread.

      Nate Silver’s 538 Blog has it 40.4 to 53.8, using a weighted averaging method based on the quality of each polling organization.

      So, don’t get too anxious about a single poll. Mike Pence is still a creep.

  • Nounverb911
    • FukuiSanYesOta

      I’m not gonna rag on small kids.

      That fucker still can’t find a tie of the correct length though.

      • MApispevooooiCaptainHowdy

        I do believe there is scotch tape if you look closely.

        • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

          *enlarges picture*

          You are correct.

      • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

        I don’t think the OP was ragging on the kids, but on the tie wearer who looks as if he’s just lured the little girl into something he’s still attempting with the little boy.

        The plot similarly thereof of many 70s movies.

      • From Russia with Love

        Or master the important yet fairly simple skill of tying one correctly.

      • Shanzgood

        It has the tape on it again.

    • Nick Scroggs

      Why dos his face look like worn out plastic or something? Some kind of soft material, like old silicone?

    • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

      The bigger little girl looks pissed. She has the McKayla Maroney scowl.

      • IOnlyLikeCats

        She feels less comfortable with him than Ted Cruz’s daughters with their dad. It’s all over her body language and I actually fear for her safety.

        • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

          There is definitely some trepidation there. Poor kid.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Sadly, it’s actually a still from a 20teens horrorshow.

  • Nounverb911
    • Nick Scroggs

      What’s with the Sylvia Kristel beret?

    • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

      Ummm, what’s that pic from?

      Perhaps the journal “Rich White Trash Pretending to be Something They Aren’t”?

    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      This picture and all it represents, makes me angry.

    • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

      She just looks so unnatural. She just doesn’t have the ease of a naturally beautiful person. It’s too contrived.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        In fairness they have in common that they both had cosmetic surgery because they base their self-esteem and their financial security on the approval of a man who wasn’t OK with how either of them looked as a stunning young woman. This is your brain on negging.

    • IOnlyLikeCats

      She thinks those sweaters make her look fat (they don’t) because she has a really distorted body image, and I’m really unsure why she’s wearing something that makes her clearly feel so uncomfortable. Also, did someone forget to cut the pattern of the pleated skirt out of the fabric? Because that’s what it looks like.

      • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

        Tim Gunn agrees. Her father, otoh, doesn’t care what she doesn’t wear.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f75ea0614ac34ced993ca13d40fc9c83700c6c2fdb66a9515a9ae54f83adddf.jpg

        • IOnlyLikeCats

          That is the face of a woman being harassed. Every picture I see of them together makes the incest jokes really uncomfortable.

          To distract myself from that, I got to say, Melania is actually well-dressed in this photo (from what I can see). Her outfit looks more expensive than Donnie’s and Ivanka’s combined and it’s very flattering. I don’t usually like cutouts but that’s gorgeous (again from what I can see).

          • HogeyeGrex

            Agreed that she is well appointed in that shot, but she still exudes a certain “lock up the cutlery before turning in for the night” quality.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            It’s flattering, but unless they were at a lingerie-themed costume party neither of them is dressed appropriately.

          • Maybe it was a Rich White Trash themed party?

          • Carpe Vagenda

            Well, they were invited.

        • From Russia with Love

          Sick fuck.

          Him, Cousin, not you.

        • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

          Well, I am not spanking my monkey tonight.

        • Yr. Gma

          I think this is pre-boob job.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Also too, stark white is notoriously unkind to unrealistic flesh and hair tones. Charcoal would have worked better, jmo.

    • Phoenixdoglover

      Our gods don’t smile much. They seem annoyed by us.

    • calliecallie

      They look like the wannabe power duo plotting to undermine the protagonist’s success. I’m thinking David Ducovny and Jayne Brook in “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.”

    • Michael R

      Help them find Central Perk

    • Werewolf

      They’re on their way to (Orthodox) synagogue. The baggy sweater and pleated skirt are meant to be modest dress. Also, too, Orthodox women wear some sort of head covering, at least in synagogue, hence the beret.

  • Nick Scroggs

    And now for one final stupid thing to say tonight, I am honestly not surprised Barry Manilow is gay. Actually pretty obvious, my dad and I were talking about it this morning.

  • Nick Scroggs

    And now, an actual Belgian political campaign advertisement from 2007. Why? Why not? Just at least let me know if I’m being banned from Disqus, please. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be211dcb478de64f401ef06942c630d60fd942237e60dd30b81abafcf9a3a856.jpg

    • TJ Barke
      • Nick Scroggs

        Eh, maybe I should delete it.

        • TJ Barke

          There’s no nips or genitals, you should be fine.

          • Nick Scroggs

            If this were Mother Jones or Raw Story and I posted this to make a point or something, I’d be persona non grata in the system.

          • TJ Barke

            Buncha buzzkills.

          • Suttree-Pussy Cuddler

            Well, this is a community that you don’t feel like you belong to, and we like it. (I actually missed your original post and have no fucking idea what you have been going on about)

          • HogeyeGrex

            They do not have nearly the caliber of dick jokes we do.

        • jowgajen

          It’s on topic. Allowed.

    • akryan

      it must translate differently. probably a double entendre. she has my vote anyway

    • DesertedPictures

      The senate candidate protested against the ridiculously high numbers of jobs other candidates promised. First she had a poster up with ‘I promise you 400.000 jobs’ (unbelievable high in a small country). She got a lot of sexist responses (I would rather have blowjobs etc.) So she put up this poster in response.

      It’s mostly a protest against politicians promising things they know they can’t do.

      Her party did not get enough votes for a seat.

  • Nounverb911
  • Nounverb911
    • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

      Isaac Newton libel.

    • TJ Barke

      Why is the T1000 wasting time with that? Shouldn’t it be hunting Sarah Conner?

  • From Russia with Love

    Spicy Syrian Style Chicken Thighs. Syria is probably the one place in the world that this is not available.

  • tegrat

    tis the season for bitter tears, after all

  • MApispevooooiCaptainHowdy
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    • DesertedPictures

      You get all that; just for posting a bit of spam in the morning?

    • not_vh

      this is a troll of a troll. from land rover the car jumped to maclaren f1.

    • From Russia with Love

      Jennyoutoftouch? No shit.

  • Résistance Land Shark Ω
    • HogeyeGrex

      That’s being awfully nice to Flynn. No mention of being an unregistered, actual paid foreign agent. I guess that’s not what got him canned, though.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      I’m just surprised (I mean, given who the Times has writing about politics I’m not, really, but). KT somehow sailed into a job she was blatantly, spectacularly unqualified for and then lost it without anyone bringing up that little blip where she was running in the Republican primaries for Hillary’s seat and told a reporter that evil government black helicopters were buzzing her private island off the Hamptons.

    • Just the best people.
      Somehow I am getting the feeling that by Best, Donnie boy meant those who said nice things about him to his face

    • dshwa

      Bannon might be next.

  • Painter of Goats

    Meanwhile in space, Russians and Americans getting along in the name of science as Soyuz returns to Earth.

  • Sheepshagger

    Blessed are the holy mujahideen of lake county. Merciless warriors in the jihad. https://twitter.com/evanchill/status/851384019921121280

    • From Russia with Love

      God loves dead junkies.

      • Suttree

        And toddlers, and the family dog, and………

  • Sheepshagger
    • Shanzgood

      Are they keeping their faces concealed because they’re going to be undercover types or…? That’s the only sense I can make of this picture.

      • Suttree

        Or from all the crimes that they have committed?

      • Sheepshagger

        Fascists love balaclavas.

      • NastyBossetti

        Or because it’s really, really cold wherever they are?

      • ariel_gee_398

        They had to run straight to their Soldiers of Fortune cover shoot and knew they wouldn’t have time to change?

      • I suspect that the sheriff had 4 normal cops dress up to make the press conference a “statement.” The real undercover cops would not risk exposing themselves for the gratification of some power mad loon

        • From Russia with Love

          I’m sure that was fun under the Klieg light. That shit weighs a ton and it’s hot and uncomfortable.

    • FlemmishSpy

      No ball gags?

    • this is some movie, right?

      • Sheepshagger

        It’s something alright.

        • Bruce Willis is just about to walk on camera and demand the guy stop being some sort of criming crimer and guns are pulled and one liners are delivered.
          Sure I saw it once.

          • Sheepshagger

            It bears all the hallmarks of real life I’m afraid.

      • NastyBossetti

        No, but it’s Florida, which was probably your next guess.

    • The Witch of Endor

      Christ allfuckingmighty!

    • Tiny kaiju

      This looks an awful lot like a Daesh or Al Qaeda press release.

  • From the Department of Kiss Your Asshole Trump Voter Goodbye…
    https://mobile.twitter.com/StopTrump2020/status/851204937421914112/photo/1

  • Michael R

    I’m feeling like the Syria strike was all a set up to make people think
    ” Donald is willing to oppose Russia !!! ”

    Russia threatens ‘real war’ with US in Syria as Boris Johnson calls for increased sanctions

    http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-warns-of-real-war-with-us-in-syria-as-west-threatens-sanctions-2017-4

    • Tiny kaiju

      Russia threatens real war with US. So they’re going to invade the Baltic States and Finland again? Or just crush the Dumpster Fire’s hopes of making money from Russian oil and natural gas. I think the whole thing is posturing on both sides. They get to wave their dicks around and look tough then look diplomatic when they negotiate a deal they have already agreed to. The only ones who will benefit are the oligarchs in the US and Russia.

  • dshwa

    I made a double batch with 1.5 the spices above and forgot the red pepper flakes because it was 2 in the morning, and it wasn’t crazy spicy. Would have worked with double the spice without flamethrower heat.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    Good Morning, Wonkettekomrats! The greening of Northern MI is apace! Last week the ferry to Bois Blanc did it’s initial run and is now down the coast getting its inspection and yearly painting. The Straits are officially open! Oh, there’s another world out there? Huh….I’m not sure I want to know about Brian Williams having an orgasm about trump’s orgasm…

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      White Bois, yo!

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • dshwa

      And you don’t have to dig it out of the ground.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Now, just need inexpensive commercial energy storage. We’re ->thisclose<-to beginning to exit the carbon age.

        • dshwa

          We need better storage, and a way to suck co2 out of the air and trap it

      • Indivisible Snark Tank

        But we’re stealing the energy from the sun, and it’ll go out sooner! Chicken Little Time!!!

        • dshwa

          It’ll expand and fry us to a crisp before it runs out, so no problem

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        Heretic!

    • not_vh

      amazing

  • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨
    • HazooToo

      What kind of depresses me is that they do consider us the enemy. We’re somehow the bad guys, in their minds. How, I do not know, because all of the things we want will benefit them as much as everyone else.

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        It’s all about taxes and the cutting thereof!

        • HazooToo

          And the impossibility of realizing that if we actually taxed and paid everyone fairly, we could afford national healthcare, education, family leave, retirement, and defense, without harming the middle class, or even really increasing their burden. Because the poor would have more money to contribute more taxes, and would depend less on welfare, which would mean less taxes taken to support those programs, and because the rich would end up paying the bulk of the nations taxes. And as unlikely as that is to ever happen, I really don’t understand how wanting it is evil.

  • Blackest Noobs

    speaking of spicy syrians…looks like we’re heading to a hot hot hot war with russia, iran, and syria.

    oh joy.

    p.s. i betcha those isolationist voters for Trump are super thrilled.

    • From Russia with Love

      My money is on Korea.

      • Blackest Noobs

        that too….Trump thinks he can do it all.

        • The Witch of Endor

          What worries me is all it’ll take is one “victory” for things to change dramatically in his favor.

          • Sedagive ’em Hell

            Yeah, but a thermonuclear strike somewhere far away is a small price to pay for a complete lack of healthcare here at home.

            *sob*

          • From Russia with Love

            Not to worry. We haven’t had a “victory” since 1945.

          • Blackest Noobs

            well if they consider bombing an air field with 59 cruise missiles that only damaged it enough for the Syrians to have planes taking off the very next day and bombing the exact same spot they used sarin gas a “victory,” it gonna be a long long long fucking time before the American people really think Trump is winning.

            a fucking pin prick is fucking nothing, and he did absolutely nothing but say hey i could do something and when i do something it won’t amount to anything.

            it kind of reminds me of how Trump gives ( he does, he makes you give him money to give to charities but then has to be reminded to give that money the charity while he boast about giving money he never gave to the charity) to charities.

        • Shanzgood

          I thought that’s what Kuchner was for.

          • baconzgood

            XXXXXX-OOOOO Mz. Good

          • Shanzgood

            💋back to ya