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13 Mar, 2013 11:11pm

I guess the headline “old white male homophobe woman-hater of European decent elected to lead cult with history of genocide, paedophilia, & corruption” isn’t as snappy as “New Pope!”

19 Apr, 2010 8:17pm

Best Chicken Marinade (Garlic, Ginger, Lime)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 C Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 C Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves (~1 Tbsp) Garlic, minced
  • ~1 Tbsp (~1 inch piece) Ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Small Lime, Zest and Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 medium scallion, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk to combine.
  3. Add chicken, toss to coat thoroughly, and let rest in refrigerator for 1-4 hours.

Notes

  • Orange will work in place of lime, but I do not recommend lemon.
  • 1/4 C red or sweet yellow onion will work in place of the scallion.
  • I’m not a fan of marinating anything longer than 4 hours unless you like meat with a mushy texture.
  • If you use Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, add 2–3 tsp salt.
22 Mar, 2010 3:31pm
18 Mar, 2010 9:56am

  1. CUTS THE DEFICIT Cuts the deficit by $130 billion in the first ten years (2010 – 2019). Cuts the deficit by $1.2 trillion in the second ten years.

  2. REINS IN WASTEFUL MEDICARE COSTS AND EXTENDS THE SOLVENCY OF MEDICARE; CLOSES THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG DONUT HOLE Reduces annual growth in Medicare expenditures by 1.4 percentage points per year—while improving benefits and lowering costs for seniors. Extends Medicare’s solvency by at least 9 years.

  3. EXPANDS AND IMPROVES HEALTH COVERAGE FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES Expands health insurance coverage to 32 million Americans Helps guarantee that 95 percent of Americans will be covered.

  4. IS FULLY PAID FOR Is fully paid for – costs $940 billion over a decade. (Americans spend nearly $2.5 trillion each year on health care now and nearly two-thirds of the bill’s cost is paid for by reducing health care costs).

Health care reform bill’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score
15 Mar, 2010 10:20am

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Are we beyond the point of no return?

Singer: The debate is just starting in Washington. There are parallels to other historical moments when there was no turning back. The automobile in 1909. Computers before 1980. The nuclear bomb in 1940s. This is much beyond an evolution, it’s a revolution. This happens very rarely in history. These developments force us to ask questions of right and wrong we never had to think about before.

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Which questions?

Singer: For example the question of the public’s relationship to war. The drone war is documented, downloaded, accessible for everyone. You can see the videos on YouTube. It’s turning war for some into a form of entertainment. The soldiers call that “war porn.” We can see more but experience less.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,682852,00.html
11 Mar, 2010 1:15pm

“Despite many efforts to explain in a calm and rational way what President Obama is doing and why, the public continues to be confused by the relentless lies and shameless propaganda of his political enemies and their allies in the right-wing disinformation machine. As a result, the chunk of the country that believes the earth is only six thousand years old also lapped up lies about death panels and the idea that Obama is so stupid he can’t speak without a teleprompter, not to mention his miraculous ability to plot a big-government takeover while simultaneously “palling around with terrorists” and serving his masters at Goldman Sachs, as well as all the other ridiculous talking points fed to them by the cynical bastards who are manipulating them for profit and power.”

http://www.esquire.com/the-side/richardson-report/obama-health-care-push-030910
7 Mar, 2010 1:43am

The Fargo Film Festival was great. Again. And the directors who were present loved Fargo and its people right back. Again. Oh, and the pre- and post-party ticket was totally worth it. Again. I love this city so much.

26 Feb, 2010 9:45am

“I even had one constituent—you will not believe this, and I know you won’t, but it’s true—her sister died. This poor woman had no dentures—she wore her dead sister’s teeth, which of course were uncomfortable, did not fit. Did you ever believe that in America that that’s where we would be? This is the last chance as far as I’m concerned, particularly on the export business. We have fallen behind, we’re no longer the biggest manufacturer in the world, we’ve lost our technological edge. We have an opportunity to do that, but a major part of the success of that is getting this health care passed.”

—Rep. Louise Slaughter
16 Feb, 2010 10:02am
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