He is not the most liberal senator. No he is not. Follow the link to deconstruct the latest right-wing talking point that’s been taken out of context; repeated as truth by the vice president; it’s false, and they know it.
I’ve got to figure out how to get image files into this blog.
Time: 45 minutes
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 leg-thigh pieces chicken, cut in 2, or 8 thighs
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups white wine
1 cup cracked green olives
1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed 1/2 cup broken walnut pieces 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley leaves, for garnish
1. Put oil in a deep skillet or casserole, preferably nonstick. Turn heat to medium-high. When oil is hot, add chicken, skin side down, and brown it well, rotating and turning pieces as necessary, about 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
2. With chicken skin side up, add wine and olives. Adjust heat so mixture simmers vigorously, 10 to 15 minutes.
3. When chicken is almost done, place sliced lemon on it, and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Arrange chicken and lemon on a platter, and stir walnuts into sauce. Taste, and adjust seasoning, then spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley, and serve.
Yield: 4 servings.
Failure Is Not an Option, It’s Mandatory. Thomas Frank asserts the failure of the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment was planned, to appeal to the conservative base, and to show the “control” of society by “liberal elites.” He’s got a plausible point.
Peter Heckman’s NZ wonderland:
.Lomography 3.0~ / _homesDeLuxe
BladeForums.com Articles: Sharpening FAQ- The Fundementals of Sharpening, by Joe Talmadge
Thanks to Sam Devore, Frontier guru who has saved my edublog bacon more than once, for the link.
Another Harper’s piece by Tony Hendra: Old Soldiers, honoring the remaining survivors of the International Brigades who fought against Franco and the fascists in the Spanish Civil War.
This looks excellent:
Ellen and I have started volunteering at the Fox Theatre (Allman Brothers in September…) and I need a nice flashlight for reading tickets. Ah, gadget justification. Now, I did buy the nice 2 x AAA squeezable flashlight with the nice Fox Theatre logo on it last night, our first ushering job (Bubbling Brown Sugar – the quality of the show was exceeded by the quality of singing of some of the cast). Well, I want something nicer than that, and here’s my chance. If only I can a place that will ship it for less than $10. It’s Sunday, and I can’t get the vendors on the phone and I don’t want to register at their website until I’m sure that’s where I want to buy it. I’m surprised it isnt’ more widely sold; U.S. vendors are difficulty to find.
Fifty-nine Deceits in Fahrenheit 911, Dave Kopel, Independence Institute meets MichaelMoore.com’s Factual Back-Up For Fahrenheit 9/11. Someone else will have to go through and compare these two.
Me? I’m voting for John Kerry. I believe Bush has done a bad job and that Kerry will do better.
A few weeks ago I finishd Tony Hendra’s Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, his best-selling memoir focused on his relationship with a Benedictine monk who inspired and supported him through the key periods of his life. Hendra was a writer for the early National Lampoon, which started when I was in my early teens, and it had an impression on me. I remembered reading an article of his in Harper’s about NatLamp, which is here, and which must have been published there on its way to the book.
The most important aspect of the book for me was the profundity of Father Joe’s gift of listening. Hendra writes of how Father Joe listened – really listened closely – to his teen angst and adult emotional crises despite Hendra’s chronic self-absorption. Father Joe thoughtfully probed with careful questions, and never judged. He demonstrated that listening is an act of love, the most important for really knowing another.
Try it. Try to listen really hard, with as much concentration as you can muster, to your spouse, your friend, your mother or sister or brother. Listen, with as much love as you can bring to bear.