Friday, December 19, 2008
Listen to Pap's rant about the GAO info that many corporations paid no or little taxes and now want to bring these funds held off shore into the US via the Tax Holding Reparations Act. Little publicity has been given these tax evaders but it gives new meaning to the term, "Just say NO." Congress: 202-224-3121.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
At the recent Harper's-NYU forum on how to deal with Bush-era war crimes (which I missed, sigh), TPMtv spoke with Center for Constitutional Rights president Michael Ratner. Ratner talks about US torturers, including their ability to travel where they might be prosecuted. (This is Part III on Torture, so look for the other parts.)
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Miss Harry -- and I did miss Harry, though I knew his brother Jim and his wife Diane and have spoken with Tom Chapin a number of times, the last at Jim's memorial service. (Jim was the Chapin who didn't sing but what a mind!!) The Chapins are a gift to America. This video is quite a reflection:
...I went to sleep with the hope that made America famous.
I had the kind of a dream that maybe they're still trying to teach in school.
Of the America that made America famous...and
Of the people who just might understand
That how together yes we can
Create a country better than
The one we have made of this land,
We have a choice to make each man
Who dares to dream, reaching out his hand
A prophet or just a crazy God damn
Dreamer of a fool - yes a crazy fool
There's something burning somewhere.
Does anybody care?
Is anybody there?
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
My daughter's obsession with Twilight is combined with our family's obsession with Marillion in this video featuring Marillion's haunting song "Whatever is Wrong With You" and Twilight clips. Watch it and take in the visual and audio ambiance. Thanks!!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I'm all for staying positive, like Code Pink, who has admitted to being part of the fake New York Times episode. Now they are pushing all sorts of POSITIVE Actions relegating War to the Dustbin of History.
The nay sayers on both sides are out there pushing their negativity. WE SAY, "Yes, we can!" Let's push for our positive vision of the U.S. and the World, TELL OBAMA our VISION, and MAKE HIM DO IT!!! Thanks for YOUR help.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Rachel makes so much sense. Would that the Democrats listen!! Watch this and make a few phone calls and share it with friends who maybe can talk some sense into the Dems!!
Barack Obama is talking about closing Guantanamo. The other side is going to tell him no, but we for peace and justice know better. Let's MAKE him do it. Please endorse the Statement of Conscience “Torture is a Moral Issue” now.
Please Join tens of thousands of people of faith working to end U.S.-sponsored torture -- start with a signature and do more. In NYC, an event is planned for January 11 (the anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo in 2002) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the COMMUNITY CHURCH (40 East 35th Street). Sign the petition, speak to your legislators, come to the prayer service on Jan. 11th. Do what you can!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This is one of those moments when I feel like I live in la-la land. It's possible that I am insane, stark-raving mad and delusional. Either that or there is a staggering moral obscenity underway in our country. We have plenty of money to fund what needs to be done--but our political leaders, on both sides of the aisle, seem unwilling to go where the money is: the rich. I know where Republicans stand on this issue. But, where in the hell is the Democratic Party? MORE
In essence, Jonathan backs up Thom Hartmann's contention that we should roll back the REAGAN tax cuts. "We have plenty of money," indeed. And as Jonathan adds, "We can either have the rich pay—or borrow from the Chinese. It’s a choice." It is an obvious choice. Please spread this message and hope others are smart enough to join in using the frame, "We have plenty of money." Obama has a big road ahead and it is up to us to limit the roadblocks.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I post this song in celebration of Obama's victory and remind him and us all that "WE are ONES we have been waiting for." (This echoes Gandhi's "We must be the change we wish to see in the world.") My prayer is that Obama fulfill his promise to himself, to us, to the world. Yes he/we can -- with God's help and a lot of work. Amen.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Huge lines and long waits. What's more, there were only 3 early voting places when there were 6 two years ago? NOTE WELL. The CO Secretary of State Mike Coffman is on the November ballot as a Republican candidate for Congress. Suppressing the vote works well for him... Katherine Harris anybody?? (Hope he loses!!)
Monday, November 3, 2008
Well, Bruce said, this time we are winning!! (Well, we know Kerry actually DID win in 2004, if they would have counted all the votes, but that's another story.) Thunder Road: "It’s a town full of losers and I’m pulling out of here to win." Good video, now get out and vote Obama-Biden on Tuesday!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Colorado's Katherine Harris, Secretary of State Mike Coffman has been illegally purging the voter rolls. He is running as a Republican for a Congressional seat. Hmmmm. Federal law precludes such purging close to an election. Listen for more details before CO becomes FL or OH.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
See Dubya, see McCain, or as my friend Judy Young Brannan from Kent Ohio put it: McBush!!! From Judy:
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
In my work with Citizen Action of New York, I have worked beside ACORN members. They are a good group being much maligned by the Republican spin machine because ACORN serves to get out the minority vote which is not in the interest in the GOP, which has a history of voter suppression. Watch this film and repost it. Thanks.
P.S. Another good informative post can be found at TruthOut.org: A Mighty Hoax from ACORN Grows.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
1/2 butternut squash, peeled and coarsely diced
2 T olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
1 T dried thyme
1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and coarsely diced
1 C low-sodium vegetable stock
1 C water
1/2 t kosher salt
pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Mix squash and 1 T of olive oil in a bowl and stir well, coating squash thoroughly. Spoon the squash onto a cookie sheet or low pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Heat an empty stockpot over medium heat. Add the remaining 1 T of olive oil and the onion and quickly saute for 2-4 minutes, or until translucent. Add the thyme, squash, apple, stock, and water. Bring to a boil and cook until squash and apple pieces are soft (approx. 15 minutes). Remove from the heat. Puree with hand blender or food processor until smooth. Add salt and pepper. Serve hot or cold. Serves 6.
(A version of this appeared in the Nov. 2003 Nutrition Action Healthletter -- see cspinet.org -- and consider subscribing to their newsletter which comes up with some great recipes worth the modest price.)
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Now here is a woman who deserves to be our next First Lady -- and indeed is so much more!! Michelle Obama is articulate with real charm and grace. Our country need help and freshness. Please, God! ("God helps those who help themselves." Do something for the campaign: http://my.barackobama.com/)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
1 medium large eggplant (1.5 lbs). Cut in half lengthwise, rub olive oil on cut sides (1 T ?), cook for 30 minutes or until soft in 375 degree oven (I use my toaster oven).
Meanwhile, in a soup pot fry 1 cut up red bell pepper, 1 large onion (cut up), 3 cloves of garlic (smashed and cut), ¼ teaspoon red pepper in about 1 T+ of olive oil until softened (8 minutes?) over med-low heat, stirring frequently. Add 4 cups of vegetable stock (or chicken stock), cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes over low heat.
Scoop out grilled egg plant from skins (discard skins) and add to soup pot. Puree in blender or food processor in batches. Add 2 T cilantro (minced) and some salt. Heat soup up for about three minutes. Serve with a dollop of Plain yoghurt or sour cream. Yummy.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
2 teaspoons Chopped onions
½ teaspoon + Minced fresh garlic
1 teaspoon +/- chopped jalapeno (pickled slices fine)
¼ cup (skant) chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Mash these together (vary amounts according to taste). Then stir in about ½ cup chopped fresh tasty tomato (winter suggestion: Holland or Israeli or those sold on the vine). Best to make just before use though will hold for several hours.
*This recipe is based on that made at the much missed Casa Mexico on Hudson Street, New York City, back in the early 90s. My brother David and I would go there for their great guac and their terrific garlic soup. The guac was made table-side and I asked them questions as to what they were using and caught the hang of it. At the request of a work colleague I created this more standard measurement version but I have never tasted a guacamole any better. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
And while at Jim's site, consider subscribing to his snailmail Hightower Lowdown.
Friday, August 29, 2008
San Francisco is taking this apt renaming to the voters in November. This clip deserves wider play just as Bush so deserves this namesake.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
2 cups grated zucchini
1 egg, beaten
2 T butter, melted
1 C bread crumbs
1/4 cup minced onion
1 t Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying
In a large bowl, combine zucchini, egg, and butter. Stir in seasoned crumbs [??], minced onion, and seasoning. Mix well.
Shape into patties. Dredge in flour.
In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium high heat until hot. Fry patties until golden brown on both sides.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This is the first segment, but watch the series from the Velvet Revolution of Stephen Spoonamore, former CEO of Cybrinth, discussing Diebold electronic voting machines and their inherent flaws which threaten what is left of our democracy. Mark Crispin Miller was on Thom Hartmann's August 19, 2008, show discussing Spoonamore's whistleblowing on election fraud. Great stuff. Get out there and discuss this issue with friends, associates, and political representatives.
Friday, August 15, 2008
How many people know this? (As well as the fact that he ditched his first wife to marry an heiress?) Why aren't we ASKING people point blank? Have voter registration cards handy....
(Thanks to Rachel Maddow for the information.)
As a followup question you might ask did they know if he was dating wife #2 while wife #1 was hospitalized. Character, integrity, Republicans? (Mind you, this doesn't let John Edwards off the hook, but at least he is still with Elizabeth.) Ah, men!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
- Twirly type of pasta, cooked, cooled
- Flake crab, broken up
- broccoli stems (the florets had seen better days :-)
- celery, chopped
- frozen peas (briefly dunked in boiling water)
- red onion, diced small
- Hellman's mayo
- Light sour cream (gotta save some calories somewhere)
- Celtic Sea Salt
Simple, but yummy. And great to store in the work refrigerator.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Kat posted a video response to a video posted by TheMeanKitty and it is worth a view or two since it features two of my grandcats Max and Mr. Big as well as a brief shot of Kat. While it might make more sense to see that video first, Big and Max are cuter cats :-)
Friday, June 27, 2008
Half the pictures from the reunion are now up as my Flickr.com St. Benedict Academy 1968 reunion set. More to follow (and I hope Joanne will email her iPhoto version of this shot which was better.) Help me solve the mysteries! (I've labeled a few pictures where I am not sure.) Email me as KateAnne7 (at Yahoo.com). Thanks!!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
More pictures will be at Flickr and some good ones from the Children of Abraham Peace Walk are there now.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
You are given a word and four definitions. If you are correct, 20 grains of rice are donated by the sponsors whose banners are displayed. (You see the rice mount up.) There is a little speaker which will pronounce the word if you click it, helpful. (I've been mispronouncing or perhaps alternatively pronouncing some words: AARgh!) I keep a running list of missed words or words I want to check further. The FAQ says the highest level is 60 but most don't get past 50. So far my best level has been 48 -- but I've only been playing two days. More important, I've help donate over 4000 grains of rice! Beat me!
I've added a smaller button to my side bar for your/my ease when this post gets buried, but try it now:
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Later in the week she was feted by four of her other "daughters" -- she's the mother of Barbara and her brother Arthur -- at Bliss Bistro -- those pictures to follow soon.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Sam and David, pre-interview
[Edited version until Lucille gives the okay.]
Sederistas and Seder
From left to right, Mysterious Lucille, Sam, Kate Anne, and Kat-in-Manhattan. Photo taken by Sam fan Jessica.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
This is fascinating -- both the video AND the online site it leads you to. Play it right and enjoy life as well as giving to others: live-assisting and -giving rather than life-destroying, which is what the illegal invasion and occupation is doing to Iraqis and our economy. Watch it -- then play the game. (It is fun to see what others buy.)
Friday, May 23, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Kat attests to the Cleveland location -- glad that all were having fun!!
Rod MacDonald simply and tellingly reflects on the 911 hijackers in this song, found on YouTube. Yes, we know there is more behind 911 than Rod's neighbors in Delray -- but the song is excellent and it is good to have Rod visually on the web in this and several other songs. He returns to NYC only a couple of times a year. (See earlier post.)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
March 18, 2003
Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
Consistent with section 3(b) of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243), and based on information available to me, including that in the enclosed document, I determine that:
(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic and other peaceful means alone will neither (A) adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq nor (B) likely lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq; and
(2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
GEORGE W. BUSH
(Of course New Yorkers without internet access are in the dark because WWRL has discontinued Hartmann to put on Ed Schultz in the noon to three spot -- this on the so-called flagship station! ARGH!!)
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Following the Satya Graha Forum sponsored event, participants waited in line to strew rose petals in front of the Gandhi statue at Union Square. While walking from the NYC Public Library as part of the Be the Change Walk, I conversed with Casey Landau and Claire Polsky (from Boulder CO). Once at Union Square I added my manila folder sign FOR Peace: Be Peace to the side of the Gandhi quotation I chose to carry: "Outward peace is useless without inner peace." I discussed the truth of the statement with a man who respectfully disagreed. Good talk also with another man who claimed the problem is greed and ego. Good event with good energy -- and the threatening weather cooperated.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Michael Dylan and Gina sent Mom Kat tulips.
Krista had given Mom Kat roses.
Kate Anne, Joan, and Jane
And on Saturday night Joan Pagan and Jane Levy took Kate Anne to ANOTHER restaurant, this time the wonderful Italian restaurant, Trattoria L'Incontro, 21-76 31st Street in Astoria, Queens, New York City.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Representative Betty Hall, the sponsor of HR24, needs huge support from everywhere in order to succeed. We ask YOU to send your message to the legislators of New Hampshire telling them for the sake our country, vote for HR 24! Send your message to I.Support.HR24@gmail.com TODAY! Rep. Hall asks all residents of New Hampshire to be sure to state in their emails where they live, as in Brookline, NH, and the NH emails will be printed for every legislator. MORE INFO
Finally, as of now WexlerWantsHearings.com has collected 230730 signatures for impeachment. Sign there if you haven't already. Please do what you can to quash any more damage from the Bush-Cheney regime, end this notion of imperial presidencies, and to restore the rule of law to our country. Thanks!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
if you pray.
And if you love, if you
our guns will
-- St. John of the Cross, as quoted in Wayne Dyer's Change Your Thoughts -- Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao. (I have been reading Wayne's interpretation of the Tao Te Ching daily -- available through Hay House. Consider it.)
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Telecom Immunity for illegal spying? No Way! Tell the House to Hold their ground! Action idea and talking points posted at Peace Hugs.
Check out more great cartoons at Keith Tucker's What NowToons.com.
Friends and fans may wish to check out my better camera Rod photos and also visit Rod's MySpace page where you can play some of his music.
(I met the Button Buddha Ruth Klein there -- kind enough to alert me of his being in NYC!)
(I saw the Button Buddha Ruth Klein there enjoying Rod's great talent!)