The year the music died.
The year the music died.
Died on his 79th birthday, today. This year…
Minutes after Antonin Scalia, the longstanding conservative stalwart of the supreme nine, died in his sleep on the eve of St. Valentine’s, the Republican masses came out reliably en force claiming Obama should not nominate a Supreme Court judge. Not that I’m surprised that they actively suggest that the President of the United States not do his job – these are the folks who will shut down the government when things don’t go their way. By suggesting that this upcoming election (9 months away) is more important than the last election, they seem to be suggesting that the President should just step down and say, “fuck it,” when it comes to honoring the Constitution and performing the duties that the Commander in Chief.
I’m pretty sure that any President of either party would go ahead and nominate whomever they see fit. It’s hypocritical to think a Republican President in the same situation would simply sit back and do nothing. It’s a ludicrous concept IMO but I’m not surprised this group of conservative ninnies would try to convince the American people that it’s the right thing to do. The right thing to do is to function as business as usual. That means these bozos actually do have to go to work and do their job. When I don’t agree with the way things are going at work I don’t get the choice to just do nothing and retain my position. What gives these chuckleheads that option? Oh yeah, that’s right – us idiots that vote them into office.
What they are contemplating doing would create the longest vacancy on the Court since the Civil War- http://politicsthatwork.com/graphs/supreme-court-v…
If we go down that road with each party just automatically blocking the nominees of the other party in the hope that they’ll take the whitehouse next, then our Constitutional system of government will not function.
The Thurmond Rule isn’t really a rule at all, and don’t forget that it even wasn’t about nominating a judge, it was about promoting a judge to the chief justice position.
Not sure why I’m so invested in this…
The Hollywood Reporter says about 2,500 male actors between the ages of 18-32 have either auditioned in person or put themselves on tape for the chance to play Solo in the 2018 Star Wars Story, directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It’s being heralded as “the widest casting search ever.”
“If you happen to be an actor who think they can play Solo, tell your agent to go out for “Red Cup,” which is the film’s secret title.”
Hmmm. So they’re making a prequel to tell Han’s story eh? This could be fucking fantastic or could really suck completely. The good news is that it’s to be written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son, Jon. Now, Lawrence wrote “The Empire Strikes Back,” undisputedly the best of the Star Wars movies, so there is a great deal of talent and hope here.
Chris Pratt, the dude in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” of course, is the fan favorite to portray Han. I could see it.
Han Solo solo project will hit theaters in 2018.
Read story @ CNN
So, we bought this awesome couch in 2009. It came with a sofa bed and we were really excited about it. We picked out our fabric and about 6 weeks later, it was delivered – we were so happy.
Flash forward almost four years and the thing is haggard – I mean more Haggard than Merle. It seems like the fabric is just disintegrating before our eyes. It’s been slowly doing this over the years but we never thought it would get this bad. We contacted the place we bought it – At Home Furnishings in Homewood, AL, and they didn’t think they could do anything for us at all.
Then we sent an email to the furniture company themselves, Rowe Furniture, and while the man was very nice who responded to my emails, and admitted that this fabric had a defect, he doesn’t think that there is anything the company can do for us because they only have a 1 year warranty on their fabric. Gaahh! So anyway, we’re patiently waiting to see if the company will stand behind their product, but again, the nice guy I emailed with mostly gave me the impression we tossed $4500 down the crapper.
There is nothing I hate more than spending money on stuff only to buy the same thing again over and over. Because where I come from, a $4500 sofa should last longer than 4 years. @DanClingan thinks so too.
So anyway, we’re in the market for another sofa – we’ve been looking at a bunch of places and are finding that the warranty for fabric is about 5 years on couches at the stores we’ve been looking at (much better than At Home Furnishings or Rove Furniture). Anyone have any suggestions? If you have the awesome ability to reupholster this thing, I want to talk to you too!
She had a fierce will to live but in the end her body just quit on her. She’ll be missed.
So I just stumbled upon a fabulous woman who found a way to make the awesome Chick-fil-A sandwiches in her very own little kitchen. It’s Hilah! And she’s awesome. But why would anyone want to cook these delicious sandwiches at home you say? It’s because of Chick-fil-A’s anti-human agenda. To call attention to this, the internets are joining together and posting Hilah’s sandwich recipe everyflippingwhere!
Go learn how to make them on her site.
Update: I just watched Hilah make this sandwich on her channel on Roku. Just another reason to love Roku.
As a result of planting over 30 tomato plants this spring, even after giving a bunch away, we’ve got boatloads of ripe tomatoes. I’ve already made buckets of tomato sauce and sun dried tomatoes, so lately I’ve been making an easy tomato pizza.
One of my favorite tomatoes of late is the Persimmon. It’s orange as you’d expect and super juicy and sweet. So, here’s what to do. Cut it up, set it aside. Put some peeled garlic in a covered baking dish and roast it in olive oil for about 20 minutes or until it’s all smooshy when poked with a knife. I like a lot of garlic, so I roasted about 5 cloves. Put some hot peppers in there too if you like a little heat. Spread that goodness on a piece of naan. If it’s garlic naan, good for you, you’re a garlic-head, just like me.
At this point, dump your cut up tomato on top of the garlic covered naan and spread it around evenly. Add some basil leaves and some cheese. I used marinated mozzarella from Costco (I think the brand is Formaggio). Bake it for about 8 minutes at 400 degrees fahrenheit or until the cheese just starts to get a bit brown – that will ensure that the naan is crispy enough.
And there you have it. A super yummy way to get rid of a tomato (or more… depending).
The little dog that Dan picked up near starved (dead) is doing very well! She’s learned the doggie door and most of her hair has grown back. Although her name is officially Juna, her nickname is Punkinhed 😉
The pictures below are from January. Poor thing has come a very long way. I didn’t want to post these until we knew she was going to make it.
Dan found this dog literally starving to death in the middle of a street in our neighborhood and couldn’t leave her there. She’s been at the vet since January 18th but will probably come home to our house this week sometime. She had most of her tail amputated today – (it was cut off, infected, and a bone was sticking out). She was full of parasites and has some kidney issues as a result.
We named her Juna and hopefully her last years will be spent in comfort.