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  1. from patheos Relevant MLK Quotes

    From sermon titled Rediscovering Lost Values:

    “But I’m here to say to you this morning that some things are right and some things are wrong. Eternally so, absolutely so. It’s wrong to hate. It always has been wrong and it always will be wrong. It’s wrong in America, it’s wrong in Germany, it’s wrong in Russia, it’s wrong in China. It was wrong in 2000 B.C., and it’s wrong in 1954 A.D. It always has been wrong, and it always will be wrong.”

    [….]

    From sermon titled Loving Your Enemies:

    “If I hit you and you hit me and I hit you back and you hit me back and go on, you see, that goes on ad infinitum. It just never ends. Somewhere somebody must have a little sense, and that’s the strong person. The strong person is the person who can cut off the chain of hate, the chain of evil.”

     

  2. and for good measure, one more

    From Where Do We Go From Here?:

    “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

     

  3. A beautiful morning glory to the trail on this special day.  I would like to see Dr. King on Mt. Rushmore.

    trump plays to white nationalists on this special holiday with his racial racist lingo.   I think trump and his supporters have moved from racial to racist.  I look to omarosa for wisdom on race relations.  Like the dinos, the rinos before here?  She is a draino.  A dem, a repug, an American in name only.  Upon her eviction from the WH?  We heard —
    Trump Is ‘Racial’ But ‘Not A Racist’
    Good news, we are not, fucked!  We are fuckable!

  4. I like what Andrew Young had to say on the subject of Trump, racism, and the many issues in the world today.  You don’t fix something or someone by putting a label on it and throwing hate right back at it.  It changes nothing; it only puts more hate into the world.   He’s a good man, full of love.

  5. Trying to catch-up on comments as I have been taking care of a sick relative.

    I have concluded that after watching the repug party sit on its hands, duct tape over pie holes and complicit as the ‘three monkeys?’  Here is their agenda and they have pushed it backward onto the American public because we have moved from racial to a racist voting block.  All of this courtesy of putin, the consummate evil genius.

    1)  Close borders, limit immigration to smart or rich humans, preferably white.  The romantic, nostalgic day of the US being a country of immigrants is over!  Screw your Statue of Liberty and poems.  We needed serfs from Europe to run the engines of our industrial revolution, rebuilding after the wars, scientists to build bombs and now we have enough…burp!

    2)  Health insurance is not a federal issue.  Safety nets have already been secured with tax cuts for the wealthy.  Which may seem like pretty big entitlements for the wealthy.  The middle class is dead, but look at the working class and wall street.   Rocking and rolling.  Seniors, young and poor are sent to charities for food and healthcare.

    3) The false morality continues to play out.  While consenting adults are trying to define sex in the workplace, studio and home?  The abused younger humans are still preyed upon.  Sexual and predatory crimes upon the poor and weak continue.  Instead?  All dems are looked at as baby killers to the repugs.  Period.  No matter how you attempt to protect and provide for a society still recovering from a great economic recession along with climate disasters?   The repugs are populating the judicial with right-to-lifers.

    4)  As for all displaced humans we have caused with our phony wars and environmental damage?  The massive migrations of humans, the homeless from disaster after disaster and the millions wandering the globe looking for a safe home.  People are in the dark without enough food or fuel.  Repugs turn their backs on their own citizens.  Dance on our graves while they protect their crusader.  Another draino.

  6. Today is a day to do something for someone else. A day to make the world better.  Just one tiny little work of good is all that is needed.  Take a board game or puzzle to a VA hospital or to a retirement home.

  7. I hope your relative is feeling better, Blonde Wino. All the best to you & yours.

    2018 seems to be the Year of Bad Health – coming 100 years after the Great Flu Epidemic.

  8. from business insider: Top Republicans are taking aim at a Democratic senator who said Trump made ‘shithole countries’ comment

    [….]

    During an interview on Sunday, Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace said he did not believe Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s claim that she didn’t remember Trump “using that exact phrase.” 

    “I can understand you either saying they were said or they were not said,” Wallace said. “It is pretty shocking language, and to say I do not recall seems implausible. If the President of the United States used the word “blank-hole” talking about countries in the Oval Office, or didn’t say it, I would know.”

    “I understand the question,” Nielsen replied. “It was an impassioned conversation. I don’t recall that specific phrase being used, that’s all I can say about that.”

    Other Republicans attempted to discredit the claim by criticizing Sen. Dick Durbin, who attended the meeting and said Trump described Haiti and countries in Africa as “shithole countries.”

    Though Sen. David Purdue, a Georgia Republican, said on Friday that he could not recall Trump’s characterization, he repeatedly dismissed questions about whether Trump used the description, saying Trump “did not use that word.”

    Purdue also blasted the Illinois Democrat, pointing out that Durbin likely mischaracterized comments a House Republican made to President Barack Obama in 2013. 

    “This is a gross misrepresentation, it’s not the first time Senator Durbin has done it, and it is not productive to solving the problem that we have at hand,” Purdue told ABC on Sunday.

    In an interview on “Face the Nation,” Sen. Tom Cotton also said he didn’t hear Trump’s comments, and criticized Durbin — though when pressed by “CBS This Morning” host John Dickerson, the Arkansas senator confusingly refused to answer whether Durbin was lying. 

    “I didn’t hear that word either, I certainly didn’t hear what Senator Durbin has said repeatedly,” Cotton said. “Senator Durbin has a history of misrepresenting what happens in White House meetings, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by that.”

    Top Democrats expressed outrage over Republicans’ characterization of Durbin.

    In a tweet on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer praised the Illinois senator.

    “To impugn @SenatorDurbin‘s integrity is disgraceful. Whether you agree with him on the issues or not, he is one of the most honorable members of the Senate.”

    Further, other Republicans have backed the reporting and Durbin’s claim that Trump made the “shithole” comments.

    Speaking to ABC shortly after Purdue’s interview, Sen. Jeff Flake said he heard directly from people who attended the meeting that Trump did call several countries a “shithole.”

    “They said those words were used before those words went public,” Flake said. “So that’s all I can tell you is I heard that account before the account even went public.”

  9. speaking of sen flake
    In planned speech, Sen. Jeff Flake compares Trump’s media attacks to comments by Stalin
    ….

    In recent days, he was among the lawmakers who denounced Trump for describing certain African nations and Haiti as “shithole countries” during an Oval Office meeting on immigration policy. Flake has been negotiating a bipartisan deal on immigration with Sens. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.). In an interview with The Washington Post on Friday, Flake said that he was not at the meeting, but heard about Trump’s comment “before it went public. And what I’ve heard reported is consistent about what I heard about the meeting.”

    “I’m not surprised at the sentiment expressed — it’s consistent with what he’s said — but that he would do that knowing the fury it would cause,” Flake added.

    Flake plans to use his upcoming speech to denounce Trump for calling the news media “the enemy of the American people” last year.

    In excerpts provided by his office, he is poised to blast Trump’s “unrelenting daily assault on the constitutionally-protected free press” that he will call “as unprecedented as it is unwarranted.”

    “It is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies,” Flake will say, according to the excerpts. “It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase ‘enemy of the people,’ that even Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin for the purpose of ‘annihilating such individuals’ who disagreed with the supreme leader.”

    Flake will add that Trump “has it precisely backward — despotism is the enemy of the people. The free press is the despot’s enemy, which makes the free press the guardian of democracy. When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn’t suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.”

    […continues…]

     

  10. So the news of the day is did he or did he not say shithole (he did), Dems don’t really want DACA because (a) they want to cut defense spending or (b) they don’t want to fund the wall (neither of which have any connection to DACA, except perhaps the wall thing, in retrospect and tangentially related perhaps).  Not a lot about the King holiday (an exceptions are here and WaPo).  Gee, happy MLK day.  It’s a little cool in south Florida, so SFB better get his fat ass out on the course to beat the afternoon showers – vear a sveater, dear.

  11. On this day… to those that say God doesn’t like diversity…  let me say… open your eyes and look all around you.  Nature is screaming at us that diversity is essential to life on this planet.

    Of course… if you’re blind… one can see how you arrive at your conclusion.

  12. the reporter who originally broke the story tweeted this last night:

    “White House official told me tonight there is debate internally on whether Trump said ‘shithole’ or ‘shithouse,'” Washington Post White House reporter Josh Dawsey said on Twitter. GOP Senators “Perdue and Cotton seem to have heard latter, this person said, and are using to deny.”

    That makes all the more interesting the careful wording of the joint statement Cotton and Perdue issued the day after the meeting, insisting they “do not recall the President saying those comments specifically.”

  13. Tom Cotton comes from both shithouse and shithole country what difference does it make

    He is an  effin liar and in many worse then Trump
    He is a disgrace to the senate and the armed services
    If he is the future of the goopers – they can’t go away fast enough

    Important to remember they pick the honor guard by height not by honor

  14. Interesting comment about the “wording” of the Senators’ statement. Have to ask, does no one carry a recording device on their person, especially when dealing with this President? Security reasons may be the excuse but anyone can get around anything & the day new technology is released it becomes yesterday’s model. Not much of a stretch to assume he’s bugging them. To be expected.

  15. You can record on most smart phones.   Probably would be a good a idea for anyone meeting with SFB/Pussy Grabber

    When MLK day first came around my neighbors used to celebrate with fried chicken and they would have had watermelon but it’s out of season

    Yesterday Cotton the liar said SFB never said anything about people…he even looks like a weasel –although a very tall one

  16. SJ/KGC, the White House recently banned personal smart phones for staff and visitors, presumably to prevent recordings. Dunno if that applies to members of Congress.

  17. Given the tap dance done by Cotton and Perdue it makes one wonder why an experienced interviewer didn’t ask the obvious question.  “Given the by partisan support for the phrase shit hole, what specific word did you hear that sounds a lot like it?”

    IMO, Shit hole and shit house are the same word

    Jack

  18. The whole thing yesterday (lol, Just saw the pun)  reminded me of a scene from Chicago

    How do you defend the indefensible?

  19. KC, fried chicken and watermelon might be a little cliched, and stereotype aside I’m sure MLK had his share of both, as did anyone who ever went to a church picnic or pot luck in the South – god knows I’ve eaten waaaaay more than my share of both.

  20. Liars for Trump, the fastest growing political group in the country ..soon to be a PAC

  21. Back in 1963, while I was stationed in Korea, I received a letter from my Mom recounting her joy in having the opportunity to hear Dr King speak at our family church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She and my father are undoubtedly in the second photo of the series of interesting photos recounting MLK’s  continuing influence on Cleveland.

    In a subsequent letter, separated by a ‘visit’ to Vietnam and three more tours in Korea, she wrote of her heartbreak at the loss this man whom she saw as the bearer of the Cross for a post-racial society. sigh

  22. “…Cotton the liar said SFB never said anything about people”

    kgc, that’s how I heard his comment too…. he wiggled out of it without acknowledging and without being questioned more pointedly about the twit calling the countries shitholes (or shithouses as the case may be)

  23. Tom Cotton, moron-Ark, is distinguished by the imprint of Trump’s butt on his face

  24. The positive aspect of this whole mess was the Brit’s withdrawal of Twit’s invitation to visit their Kingdom. Smart, very smart.

  25. from cbs -hole or -house story:

    National Review editor Rich Lowry says the president didn’t use the word sh*thole but rather, sh*thouse. 

    “He used a different — my understanding from the meeting, he used a different, but very closely related vulgarity. He said ‘s-house,’ and not ‘s-hole.’ That’s not going to make a difference to anyone. But the general remarks — yes — I’d like to have a transcript, because everyone is putting so much weight on this to see exactly what was said in what ways, but the general tenor of the discussion has been reported accurately,” Lowry told ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. 

    Neither word has positive connotations, and their meanings are similar. A “sh*thole” is “an extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place,” according to Oxford Dictionaries, while a “sh*thouse” is “a toilet” or “an extremely unpleasant place.”  But Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey reported that this difference is the basis for the recent denials of Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, and David Perdue, R-North Carolina, that Mr. Trump used “sh*thole” to refer to the countries. Both senators were present at the meeting when the president was said by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, to have uttered the phrase.

    [….]

    “I did not hear derogatory comments about individuals or persons, no,” said Cotton, who was in the Oval Office meeting on Thursday, Mr. Trump questioned why the United States would accept more people from “sh*thole countries,” according to Durbin. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, reportedly told others that reports of Mr. Trump’s remarks were accurate.

    “I didn’t hear it, and I was sitting no further away from Donald Trump than Dick Durbin was,” Cotton said Sunday. Cotton declined to say definitively that Mr. Trump did not say the word “sh*thole,” unlike Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, who flatly denied the word had been used on ABC News’ “This Week.” When asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether he was “saying the president did not use the word that has been so widely reported,” Perdue replied, “I’m telling you he did not use that word, George, and I’m telling you it’s a gross misrepresentation.”

    Before their appearances on the Sunday shows, Cotton and Perdue had released a joint statement Friday saying that they “do not recall the President saying those comments specifically,” but at the time, they did not issue an outright denial that he had used the phrase “sh*thole countries.”

    [….]

    Meanwhile, Lowry, who denounced the president’s use of such language, called the reaction to the controversy “hysterical”, adding that the inappropriate comment doesn’t “shake [Mr. Trump’s] base so much.”

    “Look, I don’t think the president should speak this way. If it leaks out, it’s obviously going to be gratuitously insulting to a lot of people. But if we’re being honest, there are a lot of countries in the world that to use a more polite term, are basket cases,” added Lowry. 

    [….continues…]

  26. newsweek:

    On Sunday, a senior British opposition politician criticized President Trump in what could be described as the best Trump roast of 2018 so far.

    Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Shadow First Secretary of State Emily Thornberry said President Donald Trump was a dangerous “asteroid of awfulness” and a “racist,” after he reportedly referred to Haiti and a number of poor nations as “shithole countries.”

    “He is an asteroid of awfulness that has fallen on this world. I think that he is a danger, and I think that he is a racist,” Thornberry said. “American democracy has a number of checks and balances, and I think there are a number of people who are important to speak to.”

    Thornberry then condemned British Prime Minister Theresa May for not rescinding the invitation she originally extended to invite Trump for a state visit to Britain.

    [….continues…]

  27. mmmm pecan pie mmmm.  my traditional tribute to rev. king are rich and wonderful dark chocolate brownies, home made and topped with Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips.  but pecan pie sounds much much better…. maybe next year.

  28. Again, Andrew Young has the best/healthiest response.  I will follow his lead, as best as I am able.  Breathe, trailmixers, breathe.

    A couple of decent immigration ideas from Flake (visa lottery goes to TPS requests/seeking asylum) and Rand Paul (DACA applications get counted toward total immigration for the year/internal immigration).  The Dems should co-operate a bit; shutting down the govt hurts every person who works for a company who happens to be a vendor to the govt, as well as govt employees.

     

  29. Amen Jack: “interviewer didn’t ask the obvious question”

    I was hollering at the TV on Sunday when Stephanopoulos and Dickerson failed to do that

  30. There was an opening to discuss universal healthcare, when the question was deflected.

    If he meant poor/third-world countries vs developed countries, then the answer is simply that if we weren’t straddling the fence between developed and third-world with respect to health, education, and other forms of social security like paid parental leave…

    So, how do we make this a better place for everyone here, so that this country isn’t seen as a step down in the standard of living by those in developed countries?

    Push them on healthcare.  Not insurance. Health Care.

  31. KC, I would add collards – but not to the picnic & potluck menus – personally, I had them two weeks ago – for prosperity (and I am neither religious nor superstitious, but I am a creature of habit and my mom would roll over in her grave – well, in the Gulf – if she knew I skipped that tradition).  And I get the racist slant on suggesting fried chicken, watermelon and collards – always thought that was stupid since those were all part of my redneck benign racist forebears’ diets.  So if those menu choices suggest black, by all rights they should suggest redneck white southerners, too.  Somehow they don’t.  Go figure.

  32. I like Jack’s follow up question.  My follow up would have been something like “If you couldn’t recall him using the word two days ago, how can you say now that he didn’t?” … and take whatever stupid answer they gave and run with it.

  33. Good game for a snowy winter afternoon:

    Which celebs annoy you the most? No actual harm wished, just a plea for them to scamper along & stop plaguing society with whatever it is they do.

     

  34. Happy Martin Luther King Day !

    Sweetie and I will celebrate with that All-American treat, Hamburgers ! The burgers will be California style with fried onions, and DILL relish. Maybe steamed collards w/turkey bacon on the side. Dark chocolate bars for dessert. Gewurtztraminer for her and Primitivo for me.

  35. On behalf of the Vikings, Sweetie, the State of Minnesota, and the Vikings,

    Thank you all for your kind comments. The Saints were magnificent. Fortunately for us, so were our Vikes.

    It is hard for me to root for one AFC team over the other. I wish Craig and Renee’s teams a good clean game with no injuries, a game both teams can be proud of.

  36. I had a good old-fashioned winter breakfast–oatmeal. Since I don’t want to repeat that excessively, I’m leaving right now to for Publix to pick-up bagels and frozen yogurt–both are on sale. Won’t hit Kroger until the next sale brochure comes out.

    BTW, the frozen yogurt is a tasty evening snack as well as camouflage for oatmeal (cookies).

  37. I’ve been thinking about the food discussion. What to eat today? If you are not a descendent of slaves who worked the  American plantations.  Might I suggest a snoot sandwich or a pigs ear sandwich with a pile of chitlins .  As you look at your plate think about what kind of people it took to take the trash and refuse  forced upon them, not only did they survive but they created the dynamic culture that has so enriched this nation.

     

    Jack

  38. I’ve just begun pondering what dinner might be today – chicken has a 90%+ chance of being on the menu – why should today be any different?  .Probably will do its cooking time in the pressure cooker along with an onion and a bit too much garlic, & it just might go cajun tonight.  Just picked up some sweet potatoes, so they are on the hit list, probably baked.  Mrs. P can pick the greens – left to my devices it will be spinach or green beans (whichever one it is will be with onions and mushrooms) – she might want brussel sprouts, roasted with olive oil and garlic. Oooh, oooh, and cornbread. Now I’m getting hungry – think I’ll head home at a decent hour and get that show on the road.

  39. David is making his annual new year’s lasagna tonight — all from scratch.

    Pogo, I’m keen on getting a pressure cooker. You use it much? Would like it for using my Col. Sanders secret recipe so that I can really fry chicken the way he did.

  40. Current members of Congress who voted against MLK day:

    Senate:
    Richard Shelby (R-AL)
    Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
    John McCain (R-AZ)
    Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
    Johnny Isakson (R-GA

    House:
    Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
    Hal Rogers (R-KY)
    John Culberson (R-TX)
    Steve Scalise (R-LA)

    The Hill

  41. A special reading of All The President’s Men is to be performed by The West Wing actors.

    So the smart thing to do was take SFB out on the golf course and let him abuse a white ball instead of letting him near his phone today.  I was hoping we would get a tweet of how he really feels about MLK.  Just over one hundred years ago WW watched the Birth of a Nation in the WH.  The KKK was on its way.  Now it is arrived in the WH.

  42. Craig – I am looking for a new pressure cooker too.  The things have evolved a lot since my introduction to one over sixty years ago.  I bought one a few years ago and threw it away.  It just did not work right, I considered it dangerous.  Now I am looking at the combo cookers which do all sorts of things including being a pressure cooker.  A few hundred dollars for one which is being talked about, One Pot, or over one thousand for a Korean/Japanese/Chinese version which includes rice cooker settings?  My rice cooker, one of the less expensive models, was on sale at an Asian market, a couple weeks ago at two hundred dollars (I bought mine years ago on sale at around one hundred fifty dollars), so you can see I am not over concerned about paying more for a kitchen tool.  These units are thought of as the same as what Americans consider something like the stove.  It is in constant use, sometimes three meals a day.

     

  43. Yes, everyone is raving about the One Pot.

    I see no need for it no more than I would use it.

    Grandma’s double-boiler makes rice just fine.

    I got rid of my toaster, too, since I didn’t use it very often.  Once in awhile, I make toast in the skillet.

     

  44. Speaking of meals.  Although muskrat sounds exotic, the fur was used for a lot of fur coats, label not withstanding the name on the label of the stole or coat.  Squirrel is better and both are better than horse.   Life is what you have and make of it.  Sometimes we look at others meals as less than what is served in a four star, but that is what we have.  If you have been in scouts and learned how to live off the land, that is what would be considered “poor folk food”. Yeah right.  Some of the best foods are right under foot.

  45. How much per person to keep the muskrat off of the plate?

    No muskrat love here. Eeesh.

  46. blueINdallas,

    The most used/useful cooking implement I have is a cast iron griddle (two burner.) I cook, heat, reheat just about anything with it. Just place the food in heavy foil, crimp the edges, toss it on. Remember Jiffy Pop? Same idea – works for me 😉 The only clean up involved is a fork.

     

  47. LBJ’s ranch is up for sale.

    Bluebonnets, amphibious cars, Little Johnson Beagle.

    The First Lady I most wanted to meet was Lady Bird. What a smart woman. The secrets she must have known. Yowza.

     

  48. I’ve not seen anyone make superior Korean rice than mine; it is splendid. It leaves native Koreans drooling–wondering how the old fool does it. It is simple. I studied how excellent Korean cooks made wonderful rice in post-war Korea after the Japanese had plundered everything, including the land itself. And, I use those methods and recipes.

    A modestly priced Zojurushi rice cooker is what I use but, it is not the secret, it just helps me keep track of time.

    I have no need for a pressure cooker. All I need is my Le Creuset pot, time, my early edition Joy of Cooking, the good cooks in my life, patience, etc., etc., etc.

  49. Poobah, not sure how a pressure cooker like mine, electric, separate internal pot, would work for pressure frying seasoned (11?) chicken. But it might. Worth a try, but keep the fire extinguisher handy. As long as it doesn’t explode it should do just what you’re after.

  50. Flatus, ah, hah! I’ve got all that but with a job and a starving kid at home, I appreciate the time saving a pressure cooker offers. (And the Cajun chicken got a”yeah, it’s good” from LP.). I’ll take it.

  51. I have a Fagor pressure cooker.  It came with two size pots.  I like it alot.

  52. Poobah, I ignored the first question – Do I use it much? – all the time. I’ve washed all the indicators and other markings off the lid. If I do two things decently it’s cooking stuff in a pressure cooker and making omelets. I heartily endorse them (pressure cookers, that is.) I paid $99 for it a few years ago- it’s essentially a disposable kitchen gadget – and am looking for a replacement with a ceramic lined vessel.) im willing to pay much more Thani paid before. It’s as revolutionary in “my” kitchen as the microwave oven was.

  53. KC, what’s the vessel like?  Aluminum & PTFE lined (like mine) or ceramic (like what I’m looking for)?

  54. Mrs, Jack got me one of those new fangled electric pressure pots. Tried it and didn’t care for it, it is now under the sink shoved to the back.  Cooking tools I wouldn’t do with out, Microwave with the  pampered chef microwave steamer, large counter top convection oven( can bake  a whole chicken or loaf of bread. ) Mrs Jacks air core cook ware, Bring it to a boil turn it off and it keeps cooking. Small one is my rice pot.  The titanium ceramic coated wok. I cook everything in this. after 2 years the coating is still good enough to cook an egg without sticking.  cast iron griddle and  cast iron frying pan for eggs and pancakes. Last because we enjoy cooking salmon on the grill Mrs Jack bought some copper grill sheets they work great.  You get a nice sear like on a griddle  but also get the smoke of the grill. wipe them off roll them up and store for the next time.  With these tools supper is on in 30 min.

    But then we keep it simple, Spiced chicken breast and nuked veggies.  Unless I make one of my famous curried stews. Even that only adds 30 min.

    Jack

  55. I dunno, worried my beloved crockpot would get jealous if I bonded with a new gadget pot

  56. Martin Luther King III on Trump’s vulgar remark on immigration: “Those comments are extremely racist comments. I think that the President has got to be engaged in some sensitivity and heart changing” https://t.co/yYIm6Pia33

  57. Toaster (I’ll have your toast, Ms Dallas), countertop grill, microwave, omlette ‘clam’ pan, baking pan, turkey roaster and crock pot. The bullet. In descending order of importance. I use the crock pot a lot from late October to late December. Then I get too lazy to cook soups. I occasionally put the crock pot out on our balcony in the summer.

  58. Sweetie likes to eat rice. She makes it in a Zojirushi rice cooker, a gift from our Sis-in-law, Jo-Ann.

  59. Holy Kitchen utensils…in 1977 when I lived in Boulder, Colorado, I bought two French-made steel pans, one omelet size and one large.  The cookware is still in the wino household and has created a myriad of yummy food.  Craig, the KFC pressure cookers are (were) huge.  I can close my eyes and see the entire set-up of the KFC…I was 15 when I started working at KFC, my first job.  Made the best fried chicken and the roll-warming trays ?   Comfort food.

    White shadow prez sits through sermon denouncing trump.
    Maurice Watson, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist church in Largo, said remarks in which Trump reportedly used the word “shithole” to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African nations were “dehumanizing” and “ugly”.
    WUSA-TV reported that Pence became red-faced at times during the sermon. In an email to the Associated Press on Monday, Pence’s office denied that.

  60. Pope backlash…anger over sex abuse scandals in Chile during visit.

    “People are leaving the church because they don’t find a protective space there,” Juan Carlos Claret, spokesman for a group of church members in Osorno that has opposed Barros’ appointment as bishop, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying. “The pastors are eating the flock.”

  61. As for the reports of pence being red faced during the sermon?  I doubt he has any blood in that holy body of his…I may side with his staff denying that he was red-faced during the trump lashing.  The guy looks like a vampire, pale and thirsty for blood.

  62. The Christmas cactus and poinsettia have joined the succulent collection for the new year, but I have continued to keep the Mueller altar, changing the lights with the seasons.   It has become the household centerpiece.  I expect more from Mueller this month…he has let out enough ‘rope’ for the trumpence junta to hang themselves, over and over again.

    Of course, many want him to hurry, but it is Mueller Time.  He has a case to solve and prosecute and he knows what ‘buttons’ to hit before trump gets to his nuclear button.

  63. This one is for sweetie…sprouted, organic brown basmati rice from Cali.   Our favorite rice this year and last.

  64. sooo what’s wrong with plain ole cuppa rice dump in boiling water, cover pot, turn down heat and ready in 15 minutes? I must be missing something….. or is this one of those “it’s the journey, not the destination” thingies?

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