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The Harvest is going well August 12, 2007

Posted by truthspew in food, Internal Combustion, La Famiglia, liberalism, Neighbors.
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So my tomatoes and zucchini are finally ripening. Every day I pop out and pick another couple handfuls of cherry tomatoes. The beefsteak tomatoes take a little more time but they’re even going red.

mitomato

This one was destined for the treatment. You know, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It’s funny but I love vinegar, have since I was a kid. When my dad and aunt were up we were talking about my cousin. My aunt mentioned he put vinegar on french fries.

I looked at my aunt and told her that I did that too. Either vinegar or a combination of my two favorite things, vinegar and tomatoes otherwise known as Ketchup. Not to mention that salt and vinegar chips rock, and sour pickles are awesome.

But then I discovered where I get my penchant for using the letters to the editor at the local paper to slam politicians. That was my grandfather as I found when I looked up my last name on ProQuest. Grandpa definitely didn’t like Rep. Claudine Schneider. So cross a mouth with an extreme liberal point of view (Compliments of mom) and that’s me.

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Now playing: Ben Folds Five – She Don’t Use Jelly
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The Fruits of My Labor August 5, 2007

Posted by truthspew in age project, gardening, iTunes, La Famiglia, Marijuana, Neighbors, Rhode Island Fire Code.
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So today was a momentous occasion. It was the first day I got to taste one of the larger tomatoes and the zucchini. It was a salad with some vinaigrette.

I’ve longed to taste real tomatoes again. I’ve been tantalizing myself with the little cherry tomatoes I grew. Just pop in your mouth and eat. But get this, the large tomatoes taste phenomenal. My total investment was about $10. Oh I tended them when they were sprouts, transplanted them a couple times, sprayed on fertilizer etc. and watered them daily once they got big enough. And the effort expended was definitely worthwhile.

I’ve been taking pictures of the 2007 Plantings as I call them and posting them online.

It’s a real treat. The other night my father was here with his wife Nancy and my aunt Carol. We were talking about gardening and apparently the green thumb skipped my fathers generation. My grandfather was a master gardener, could grow pretty much anything. I got the thumb from him. I can take the seeds from a watermelon and make the things grow, same with pits from cherries, peaches, etc.

The first thing I noticed is that my father doesn’t look like he’s nearly 65 years old. This bodes very well for me, since I don’t look like I’m in my 40’s either, but I am. My average on the Age Project is 33 years old, and if I colored the hair and shaved off the beard I’d probably rate at a lower age. Even my MD was taken aback on our first visit when I told him how old I was. I can’t help it, I come from a family with very youthful looks on BOTH sides of my family.

And I did note that my FoxyTunes extension in Firefox can now insert what I’ m currently listening to, sweet! In case you’re wondering, FoxyTunes lets me control iTunes from my web browser.

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Now playing: Kenny Lattimore – I Won’t Let You Down
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Say what bitch? July 19, 2007

Posted by truthspew in Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, checks and balances, constitution, government, La Famiglia, National Review, Patrick Lynch, republican, Skype.
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Well, it seems that a British writer got onto a cruise with 500 readers of the National Review. In Ship of Fools, Johann Hari finds out what the neo-cons REALLY think about we liberal folk.

One woman has the stones to say that:

Of course, we need to execute some of these people,” I wake up. Who do we need to execute? She runs her fingers through the sand lazily. “A few of these prominent liberals who are trying to demoralise the country,” she says. “Just take a couple of these anti-war people off to the gas chamber for treason to show, if you try to bring down America at a time of war, that’s what you’ll get.” She squints at the sun and smiles. ” Then things’ll change.”

Cupcake, some of we liberals can’t wait for your old guard to die off and then when you lose your mouthpieces, you’ll realize what a fool you are. Because no doubt, people like that woman are fools. Yet it is due to those fools that we’ve suffered 6+ years of George W. Bush & Co.

I also love the parts where the neo-cons obviously don’t understand the Constitution of the United States. And one particular neo-con is a federal judge and he doesn’t understand the Constitution.

In addition we also have the black man who is against affirmative action while others would like to suicide bomb the U.N. It’s almost surreal.

I’m so happy that the Democrats re-took congress in 2006, but these folks see it as a disaster. Lets see, what has congress done in the past six months or so? They’ve had hundreds of oversight hearings, blocked nomination of ideologue judges to the federal judiciary, and generally acted in the manner that congress should, as a check against the unlimited power of the executive or judicial branches. Seems people have forgotten about checks and balances based upon approval ratings for congress. Most of the reason for the low approval ratings is that people have finally wizened up to the fact that our politicians are well paid for, just not by us.