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Wicked Blue

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We need more science!

I love panzanella.

I made it for dinner tonight, using tomatoes from our garden and heirlooms from the farmers market. The ripe tomatoes get cut up in bite-sized pieces and placed in a colander over a salad bowl. They're sprinkled with kosher salt and pressed down with a large spoon so the juices drip down into the bowl. Every now and then I added a bit of salt, stirred them, and pressed them again.

I picked basil outside and rolled the leaves together and cut them into thin strips. Can't remember the fancy word for that. Minced up a small clove of garlic, and added the garlic and basil to the bowl of tomato juices, along with olive oil and white wine vinegar.

Meanwhile my daughter ripped sourdough bread into bite-sized pieces and drizzled them with olive oil. We toasted them for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Once the bread pieces are cool, they get mixed with the tomato juices and tomato pieces. The bread soaks up the juices and turns pink, and it's all heavenly.

We had the panzanella with a little provolone cheese on the side, and oven-roasted corn from the farmers market, topped with Trader Joe's chili-lime seasoning.

This is my absolute favorite summer dinner.

Perhaps it's time to fight back with our own avalanche of lying propaganda

To get their heads rotating like old 78rpm vinyl records.

Examples:

-- The Orange Traitor wants to take manufacturing of American products out of China and hand it over to the Russians. There will never be American manufacturing jobs again.

-- Melania is a Russian agent assigned to make sure he carries out Putin's orders.

-- Barron is actually Putin's son.

-- The planned Trump Hotel in Moscow will be the headquarters for an international ring of sex traffickers, as well as the biggest brothel in the world.

-- COVID-19 is part of a Russian plot to depopulate the United States. The Orange Traitor opposes the use of masks because he is carrying out Putin's orders.

--Trump and his children have been looting the U.S. Treasury and sending the money to Russia through secret channels.

-- Donald Jr. is a pedophile.

-- Trump wants to destroy Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid in order to create a new phony healthcare system with the goal of injecting microchips into all Americans.

-- The American education system is being ruined in order to make room for a new curriculum of Russian language instruction.

Take your pick or add your own




How to Fight Fascism From a Position of Strength

By George Lakey, originally published by Waging Nonviolence
February 22, 2019

The growth of white supremacy and fascism has been noticeable in a number of countries lately, prompting the question: What can we learn from each other? Each country might find “best practices” elsewhere that could be applied at home, in addition to learning from its own past successes.

Americans might be especially drawn to the Swiss example because what has been working for that country addresses not only our current immigration crisis but also the need among progressive U.S. movements to re-learn how to go on the offensive.

According to Flavia Kleiner, a young leader in the movement Operation Libero, the right wing grew steadily for two decades in Switzerland using the issue of immigration. The right-wingers cleverly introduced a series of modest anti-immigrant initiatives — each of which contained some common-sense logic — and used their successes to become the largest political force in Switzerland.

My impression is that the Swiss right-wing’s strategy was like the movement against reproductive choice in the United States — a series of steps designed to chip away at a woman’s right to choose. Switzerland’s established parties reacted to this offensive in the way the Democrats do in the United States: by going on the defensive and trying to hold on to previously-won gains. In both countries, the largest parties operate contrary to the folk wisdom that “the best defense is a good offense.”

Much more at
https://www.resilience.org/stories/2019-02-22/how-to-fight-fascism-from-a-position-of-strength/


This may have been posted on DU in the past, but the information remains timely. Some of us are feeling an increased sense of concern over the escalating presence of armed white supremacists. I decided to do a bit of research into whether there were effective ways of dealing with them. - Wicked Blue

'Hunting season': Violence erupts in Arizona as Nazi-saluting 'blue line' supporters confront prote

Source: Raw Story

Raw Story
August 27, 2020
By Sky Palma

Tension between pro-police rally goers and Black Lives Matter protesters in Gilbert, Arizona, has evolved into fistfights, The Arizona Republic reports. Now, another rally is planned for this Thursday.

“Videos posted to social media and shared with The Arizona Republic show pro-police protesters waved flags and yelled about the threat of ‘antifa,’ referencing a loosely organized antifascist ideology that has no clear organization or membership but is often criticized by President Donald Trump,” AZCentral reports. “Several people were also caught on video threatening and punching counterprotesters gathered across the street with little police intervention. Some were heard making homophobic and racist remarks and Nazi salutes during and following the brawl.”

According to counter-protesters, police were favoring the pro-cop demonstrators, who they say largely instigated the violence.

“They’re propagating this antifa boogeyman,” said BLM protester Emily Hansen. “It’s terrifying.”


Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/hunting-season-violence-erupts-in-arizona-as-nazi-saluting-blue-line-supporters-confront-protesters/

How many MAGAts does it take to change a lightbulb?


None. They just shoot the bulbs out and lurk in the dark, trading QAnon theories.

Dearest Goddess

please protect the people and animals who may be in the path of the hurricane about to strike Louisiana. Keep them safe!
Thank you, and so mote it be.

The 50 Craziest Things That Have Happened In Florida In 2020 So Far

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/florida-man-headlines?ref=hpsplash&origin=spl

If you need a little comic relief from the RNC shitshow

Poison control begs Texans to quit drinking bleach: 'Stop -- it won't cure COVID-19'

Raw Story
August 25, 2020
By Travis Gettys

Nearly 50 north Texans have ingested bleach this month, and the region’s poison control center is begging residents to stop.

The North Texas Poison Center issued a warning this week after 46 cases of bleach ingestions were called in prompted by “misleading and inaccurate information circulating online” about preventing the spread of the coronavirus, reported KTVT-TV.

President Donald Trump suggested in April that an “injection inside” the body with disinfectants such as bleach or isopropyl alcohol may help fight the coronavirus, and medical experts and manufacturers alike quickly urged the public not to follow that advice.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/poison-control-begs-texans-to-quit-drinking-bleach-stop-it-wont-cure-19/


No doubt they were toasting the start of their convention of assclowns


National Zoo's female giant panda has a new 'miracle' cub

Source: Washington Post

By Michael E. Ruane
August 21, 2020 at 6:58 p.m. EDT

Mei Xiang, the National Zoo’s female giant panda, delivered a “miracle” cub Friday — becoming at 22 the oldest giant panda to give birth in the United States and giving Washington its first giant panda cub in five years, the zoo said.

The cub was born about 6:30 p.m., after Mei Xiang had been in labor for about 3½ hours. It could be heard on the zoo’s panda cam, as its mother licked it.

The pregnancy had been “a miracle” because at her age Mei Xiang had a less than 1 percent chance of having another cub, the zoo said.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/zoo-panda-gives-birth/2020/08/21/c5b1f7b2-df30-11ea-809e-b8be57ba616e_story.html?



Some good news out of DC, for once!
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