Thursday, May 15, 2014

Venting re Republican (In)action

Thom Hartmann has been venting this week on the deliberate and harmful Republican obstructionism in Congress and I reposted on Facebook a Jimmy Carter quote, "If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don't." I followed up by venting in a reply comment and it needs more airing. So I re-vent here:

The Republican politicians have created havoc in Congress -- nothing is being done to help ordinary people or our environment. But the polls show only 49 percent of the people know they are in charge of the House and probably fewer know they are obstructing the Senate. The GOP expect the Dems will be blamed by voters for most of our country's problems and sadly they are probably correct. Meanwhile our citizens see their jobs shipped overseas while companies continue to get tax breaks for this. The Dems tried to reverse this and the GOPS stopped it. They are playing politics and people are starving and our environment is being decimated. Scary times. Not Christian and not ethical.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Aereo.com

Thanks to Consumer Reports
magazine, I have discovered Aereo.com which provides me the missing arial for my aged TV whose converter box which had provided broadcast channels bit the dust. I mostly watch online but it is great to be able to catch an awards show or other special, plus it records and it plays on Roku, my computer AND my phone. There is a Utah case going to the Supreme Court because the other companies want to squelch competition. Nonsense. Broadcast TV on the public air waves is my right whatever device or company assists me. Good luck, AREO. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

President Obama: Just say NO to Keystone XL

I hope that President Barack Obama sees this tweet from @PoppaWillie, thinks about it hard and fast, THEN says NO to the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

First Ladies for Presidents' Day Weekend

TO WATCH AND ENJOY AND LEARN: Thanks to the recommendation of my dear cousin, Jean Keegan, I've been enjoying the C-Span's First Lady series presented on the web with a huge amount of additional historical material. Great way to spend some time over PRESIDENTS' DAY Weekend:http://firstladies.c-span.org/Default.aspx 

My thanks to Susan Swain for emceeing this great program. Follow her on twitter: https://twitter.com/cspanSusan 



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Congress Moves to Fast Track TPP, Threatening Human Health and Environment

More info on Fast Track and the TPP -- very undemocratic legislation and as for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal it is NOT a good deal for most Americans. We will bleed more jobs and flush our trade deficit deeper down the toilet. WHY is Barack Obama supporting it?!!?? Call 202-456-1111 to complain -- and call your Congressmembers. As Ed Schultz of @WeGotEd said, "Not a single trade deal in the last 40 years has benefitted US workers."

Read this: Congress Moves to Fast Track TPP, Threatening Human Health and Environment

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Short Bread Cookies

My late great mother-in-law would make these for Christmas, but whenever you want a nice simple tasty cookie, make these.

Mix together these ingredients:
1 pound butter
1 Cup light brown sugar
4 Cups white flour
  • Roll into 4 rolls and roll them in red or green sugar (for Christmas).
  • Chill overnight.
  • Slice off cookies and bake at 350 degrees 15 to 20 minutes until golden.

Hey, use organic ingredients and you'll feel better about the pound of butter, but each cookie is small. FYI, my ex said don't use whole wheat flour. He tried it and "blech".

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Run All Night - Queens shoot


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Originally uploaded by Kate Anne
FAKERY down the street. Movie shoot last several nights: Liam Neeson in Run All Night. Now I have to see the film.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Laughing Liberally @JimmysNo43

Had a great Friday night in the East Village at the Laughing Liberally comedy lab show. I so needed the laughter. I re-tweeted performer Abbi Crutchfield's tweet:


I am grateful to @NicoleSandler of RadioOrNow.com for introducing me (via her great show and podcast) to John Fugelsang and Julianna Forlano.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Make the TPP Public and DON'T Fast-Track it!

Sign the Letter to the Congress members and the President which FREE PRESS Action Fund is co-sponsoring with RootsAction.
 
These are MY comments:
 
As a constituent, I urge you to make the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership public and to block any proposal for fast-track authorization. If they Fast-Track it, please commit to voting NO, no matter how the corporate toadies whip you.
 
We need protections for our US citizens, for our internet and online activities AND we need to have our US jobs protected AND our environment protected AND our FOOD protected: NO GMOs.
 
Sounds like you should be SAY NO to the TPP and stick up for We the People and NOT just corporations.
 
BOTTOM LINE: We need FAIR trade, NOT "free" trade AND we NEED an economy that works for ALL of us. 
 
THANK YOU for keeping me apprised of your position on the TPP.
 
 
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End of my comments: ACT, too, NOW. PLEASE. THANKS

Saturday, October 19, 2013

PUMPKIN PIE CAKE

I've had this recipe for a long time and it needs to be accessible and not lost. Try it once and you will bake it again.

Take one yellow cake mix, reserving one cup for the topping, mix the rest with 1/2 cup of melted butter and one beaten egg. Line the bottom and sides of a 13x9 inch pan with this mixture.

Mix together:
1 large can pumpkin (28 oz. size, approx.)
3 beaten eggs
3/4 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of evaporated milk
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Pour into crust-lined pan.

Cut 1/2 cup of butter into the 1 cup reserved cake mix and 1/4 cup of sugar. Sprinkle this on top of pumpkin mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and enjoy!! Reddi Whip or whipped cream is a nice addition.

Happy Halloween and/or Thanksgiving or TREAT Day to you and yours!