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Statement from the 1/6 Commission Re: Subpoenas

"While Mr. Meadows and Mr. Patel are, so far, engaging with the Select Committee, Mr. Bannon has indicated that he will try to hide behind vague references to privileges of the former President. The Select Committee fully expects all of these witnesses to comply with our demands for both documents and deposition testimony.

Though the Select Committee welcomes good-faith engagement with witnesses seeking to cooperate with our investigation, we will not allow any witness to defy a lawful subpoena or attempt to run out the clock, and we will swiftly consider advancing a criminal contempt of Congress referral.

We thank those many patriotic Americans who are coming forward voluntarily to participate in our inquiry. The Committee is making rapid progress and will not be deterred by those who seek to obstruct our efforts."

Apparently Scavino is still hiding out, but Bannon just might be in a heap 'o trouble!

Do you want to know what happens to you on a ventilator?

Warning. This is grim. Front page article of our local paper yesterday.


We all hear about people being put on ventilators when they can't breathe. I had no idea how horrible it is and what it does to a person's body.

I'm in Southern Oregon and our county is being slammed by Covid cases. Only 46% vaccinated so far. Hopefully if enough people read this article, they might consider getting the shots.

Tomorrow is going to be a very good day!

We are giving our old car to a family in need.

My Dad bought this Volvo 240 Station Wagon in 1990. He loved that car. Mom loved it too because it had air conditioning. Both of them died in 2008 and we inherited the Volvo. My older daughter started driving him (now named Charlie) to school. Her friends made fun of the mom-mobile, but she didn't care. She had wheels and they didn't. Then younger sister took it over when she started driving. Now they're both grown and gone and the Volvo hasn't had much love lately. We are retired and don't need two cars.

Last September, there was a horrible wild fire in our area that burned homes, vehicles, and businesses through four towns. Terrible. A local group rented a store front for donations for the fire victims - they needed absolutely everything. Anyway, we decided that Charlie needed to go to a new home. So we cleaned him up, got him a tune-up, and renewed the two year DMV registration.

Tomorrow morning, we will drive him to the family and turn over the keys. With all of the ugliness around us, sometimes it just feels good to do something kind.

Pence Feared What Trump Would Do

On January 6th.

According to Nicole Wallace:

"Pence feared a conspiracy, feared that the Secret Service would aid Trump and his ultimate aims that day," said Wallace. "This is the most harrowing version of Mike Pence's day I've seen reported."


Incredible addition to the story of the insurrection.

Any Hearing Aid users here? I'm having trouble.

My hearing got to the point where I needed some help.

First I tried the Costco brand hearing aids. They drove me crazy because I could hear my hair. I returned them.

Now I have purchased the Eargo brand aids (fully inside the ear) and am having a lot of trouble adjusting to them. They make the inside of my ears itch and tickle. The sound is better, if a little tinny.

I have 45 days to decide whether to return them or not.

Any thoughts?

Something Positive for Today

Last September a terrible fire raged through the northern corner of my city and then along Highway 99 through the next two small cities to the north. Thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed. When you drive through the area, you can still see burned out homes and cars. The clean up has been slow.

Some homes are being rebuilt and that's a good thing. Low income families have been the hardest hit.

A group of good folks set up a donation site in a strip mall and have asked people to donate virtually anything to help these people who lost everything. We have taken the opportunity to clean out our garage and have been able to donate some furniture, bedding, kitchen items, and tools. They were beyond excited about the tools!

Anyway, my husband has been driving my (late) Dad's 1990 Volvo station wagon named Charlie. We really don't need two cars any more. We're retired and can easily coordinate our schedules with just one car. We decided to donate it to the organization. They weren't sure what they would do with it when I made the offer. The Volvo's not exactly beautiful, but it runs fairly well and we have a set of mounted snow tires in the back - easy to switch out when it gets icy. Because it's not driven very frequently, the battery has a tendency to die. Triple A knows us well.

This afternoon the people called me and told me they have found a family that lost EVERYTHING in the fire. They have three small children and have been struggling. They are interested in the car. We will clean it up, replace the dead battery and take it down to them.

This makes me so happy! I think my Dad would be happy too.
Posted by leftieNanner | Fri Jul 9, 2021, 04:30 PM (8 replies)

BBQ Grilled Eggplant!

A sincere thank you to the DUer who recommended grilling eggplant.

It is so delicious!

I sliced it thick with the skin still on, brushed it with EVOO, balsamic vinegar, oregano, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Placed it on the grill (charcoal, not gas) and cooked it for a few minutes per side. Got some nice grill marks on it.

Enjoyed it last night with the BBQ marinated pork chops.

And enjoyed it again this morning with an egg on top.
Posted by leftieNanner | Thu Jul 1, 2021, 01:58 PM (7 replies)

Struggling with depression and anger

Could use some help. I have lost everything that gave me any joy. Singing, children, the gym, and an animal rescue organization. I'm volatile and find myself upset and angry. Plus I injured my hip in a fall.

Any thoughts?


After this week, I certainly hope

that the SNL writers are on point. Maaaan, I need a good laugh.

Host - Regina King

Music - Nathaniel Rateliff

Peanut Brittle Recipe

Our dear malaise posted a thread about her menu for Impeachment Trial Week, which segued from rum fudge to peanut brittle. I promised to post my peanut brittle recipe. It's not difficult, but you must have an accurate candy thermometer and a strong arm for continuous stirring.


1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup (Karo)
2/3 cup water
2 cups raw Spanish peanuts
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. Butter
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda


Before you cook the candy, prepare two cookie sheets by buttering them. Have the peanuts, salt, butter, and soda pre-measured so they are all ready to add when it is time.

Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 3 qt. heavy pot with the candy thermometer attached to the side. Boil together until it reaches 238 degrees F. Add peanuts and salt and bring the mixture to 300 degrees F, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. It takes about 20-25 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat when it reaches temperature and add butter. Stir until it is completely melted and incorporated into the candy. Add the baking soda and mix well. The candy will take on a grayish hue very briefly from the soda. Don't worry. It won't stay that way. While it is still molten, pour out onto the cookie sheets and spread with the wooden spoon to the right thickness. You need to work fairly quickly because the candy will harden. When it is completely cooled, break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Posted by leftieNanner | Sun Feb 7, 2021, 08:10 PM (2 replies)
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