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  Monday, April 18, 2005


From Eugene Oregon at Demagogue, A Point Worth Repeating.

If any group of people ought to be upset about Republican allegations that Democrats are preventing people of faith from being confirmed as judges, it ought to be those judges who have already been confirmed.

(Via No More Apples.)

9:35:27 PM    comment []

I hadn't heard of this before, but I saw it in the latest issue of Chile Pepper magazine, and Gary had a mess of Meyer lemons ripening, so I mixed it up a month ago, and I'm glad I did.

Start with a clean sanitized jar (after so much beermaking, I'm a stickler for sanitization, and keep some Iodophor around). I cut up a bunch of lemons into quarters. I put some Kosher salt on the bottom of the jar, then smashed a layer of lemon quarters on top of it, then sprinkle that with salt. Keep going in those layers -- salt generously, until the jar is full, then top it off with lemon juice to cover. Keep it in a dark cupboard at room temperature for a month, then it's ready. You eat the entire preserved lemon, and man they are something. I just made a sauce of two quarters chopped finely in some melted butter for artichokes. Tomorrow I'm doing a Moroccan chicken dish. At fist you wonder how you'll get rid of them, then you want to start again before you run out.

9:19:46 PM    comment []

Like Atroios, I find this to be really, really creepy.

In his Senate office, on a shelf next to an autographed baseball, Sen. Rick Santorum keeps a framed photo of his son Gabriel Michael, the fourth of his seven children. Named for two archangels, Gabriel Michael was born prematurely, at 20 weeks, on Oct. 11, 1996, and lived two hours outside the womb.

Upon their son's death, Rick and Karen Santorum opted not to bring his body to a funeral home. Instead, they bundled him in a blanket and drove him to Karen's parents' home in Pittsburgh. There, they spent several hours kissing and cuddling Gabriel with his three siblings, ages 6, 4 and 1 1/2. They took photos, sang lullabies in his ear and held a private Mass.

Weirder still, this story seems to differ from the facts as reported at the time. Read the full Eschaton post to see. Odd stuff.

(Via Eschaton.)

11:17:24 AM    comment []

Time Magazine Morons

I guess I shouldn't expect anything from journalists who think it's cute to put an advocate of murdering other journalists on their cover, but in addition to that rather shocking lack of judgment they're really really stupid.

Time to convene a panel on blogger ethics and the caustic nature of online criticism!

...and, predictably, even though Time magazine wrote her a love letter she's still going to complain about how they were unfair to her (Warning, drudge). When will the liberal media learn...

(Via Eschaton.)

11:12:21 AM    comment []

Other News: Adobe Buys Macromedia

Big news, Adobe will now have PDF and Flash, among others. Roger has a nice piece of analysis, from the designer's viewpoint, here.

(Via MacInTouch.)

9:01:17 AM    comment []

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