Archive for May, 2016

The Clinton Emails: That’s it?

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Article I, section 9 No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed. This simple phrase is a crucial feature of the America legal system.  Individuals can not be accused of a crime or violation of policy if the law or policy did not exists at the time.  The United State Constitution […]

Oklahoma Conservatives Kill Jobs and the Middle Class

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Killing jobs. Killing a state. Is it any wonder, young people have to leave the state to find a decent job? Public services are essential for a middle class to survive. The budget agreement announced today by legislative leaders and the Governor proposes a total of $6.778 billion in state appropriated dollars for FY 2017. […]

Coupe du monde de la boulangerie

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

“Pour son feuilleton hebdomadaire, France 2 a suivi l’équipe de France des boulangers, qui tente de décrocher le titre mondial.” “Déborah, boulangère dans la région de Strasbourg (Alsace) prépare la Coupe du monde depuis trois ans.” “L’équipe hollandaise, qui ouvre la compétition, a huit heures pour réaliser plus de 300 produits. Une viennoiserie surprise doit […]

Conservatives Really Don’t Care About the Deficit

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

 Just like Reagan, Trump does not care abut the debt or the deficit. Throw money at rich people, and it’ll trickle down. The revenue losses understate the total effect on the national debt because they do not include the additional interest that would accrue as a result. Including interest costs, the proposal would add $11.2 […]

Pulled Pork Tacos

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Turning a pork shoulder into a tasty meal is worth the wait. I quartered the pork shoulder to brown each side.  Browning is always worth the wait.    I then removed the quarters and browned the onions and bell peppers, adding some Tony‘s to the hot pork and the vegetables. Once the onions and peppers were […]

God is love.

Monday, May 9th, 2016

      And yet, too many use scripture to condemn the poor, the broken or the “other.” Too many use scripture to justify having and refusing to have mercy on the have nots. If we are made in the image of God, then what image of God do you have? God is love.   […]

Fear and hate makes you stupid

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Fear and hate makes you stupid. No really. It does. The curly-haired man laughed. He laughed because those scribbles weren’t Arabic, or some other terrorist code. They were math. Yes, math. A differential equation, to be exact. ,,,He’s Italian, not Middle Eastern, or whatever heritage usually gets ethnically profiled on flights these days. I guess “they” […]

History provides more evidence the climate is changing

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Is it any wonder that Exxon and Shell now admit that man-made climate change is real. The evidence is overwhelming. The study, published today in Scientific Reports, shows that the annual freeze date of Lake Suwa changed very slowly—roughly 0.19 days earlier per decade. But once the Industrial Revolution started, the change of freeze date […]

My Doner Kabab

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

I am a huge fan of the doner kabab.  On a research trip to England as a graduate student, I would buy one several times a week for supper.  The gyros in the US are simply not the same.   This effort was my attempt to get closer then the gyros.  Obviously I could replicate the […]