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In 1913, Henry Ford wrote the following as the directors had been reaping the rewards of profits - "The wages we pay are too small in comparison with our profits. I think we should raise our minimum pay rate".

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mushroom pizza

A no crust pizza recipe by me!
Whole portabella mushroom caps
Pizza sauce
Garlic powder
shredded cheese
Toppings (beef, pepperoni, onions, red peppers, etc)

Scoop gills out of caps and put those in your compost.
Cut stem off even with cap. Cut up for topping
Rub olive oil over top of cap, sprinkle with garlic and salt.
Rub olive oil over underside of cap, sprinkle with garlic and salt.
Heat oven to 400°
Put in mushroom caps in oven for 10 minutes.
Prep toppings.
Take mushrooms out of oven, bottom up.
Put pizza sauce, meat, cheese,toppings and cheese into cap.
Put back in oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted good.

I used a fork, not sure how picking it up would work.  Either way, DELICIOUS!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Unfair and Unbalanced

We've had two political slip-ups recently.  Lets compare them.

Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney never worked a day in her life.  The comment was made because Mitt Romney declared that Ann was his expert adviser on women and the economy. Taking the comment in context, meaning Ann Romney never held a work-for-pay job in her life, it is absolutely true and factual.  The media has gone nuts and the GOP is declaring her comments a "war on stay-at-home Moms."

Hilary Rosen has apologized on air and in writing.  Even while everyone else twists her words and distorts or hides the facts.

Ann Romney states that raising 5 kids is hard work - and it certainly is.  However, being as obscenely rich as they are, one must wonder how much she was actually involved in any of the 'hard work' part of it and how many nannies she employed to help her.  Hilary Rosen's actual point remains valid - Ann doesn't know what it means to work for money, so is not going to be 'in-touch' with working women on the economy and therefore not a great expert on 'women and the economy.'

Still, Obama and other Democrats have soundly trashed Ms. Rosen's comments. They have insisted that she is not part of the campaign, not a presidential adviser and not connected to the DNC in any way. (all true, by the way.)

Ted Nugent said that if Obama is re-elected that he would be 'dead or in jail by this time next year.'  It has been reported, but widely dismissed as harmless.  He made a lot of other comments that are worthy of inspection as well.  All loaded with the same Lies that the GOP often tells as gospel.  As an example, Nugent said that the four 'liberal' (aka - just and fair) members of the Supreme Court signed a declarations that we have no right to self defense.  A lawyer commented :
"I’ve been practicing law for the past quarter century and don’t recall any of the Justices taking a position that precluded anyone from defending themselves."
 Mitt Romney, who Nugent endorsed, didn't really slam the comments.
Romney did so, issuing a statement through a spokeswoman that “divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from.”
Not exactly trashing the comments.  No distancing from the commenter. More of a 'haha, yeah, man... but you shouldn't say that out loud, dude."

... and what is up with all of these weird first names on the Right?  Rush, Rand, Mitt, Newt, Trent, Trigg, Track, Trapp, Tagg, Trip, Reince, Wash, Repeat? Orly, Bristol, Piper... most seem like activities or job titles to me. (Yeah, Yeah... Bobby is a job title in Europe... lol!!)

And a fun little Quote Generator!

Gems like :

''We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now, isn't that ironic?''

—Sarah Palin
and scary, but typical republican, comments like :

''We need to execute people like (John Walker Lindh) in order to physically intimidate liberals.''

—Ann Coulter

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Links of Support

I've talked a lot about how the damage to the economy has come from the top 1% taking more money out of circulation and into their coffers, leaving less for the rest of us.  Here is a 2009/2010 blog post with graphs and stuff that may help explain it a bit better : Reality Base

I would like to point out that you can see the gap start to widen dramatically right after 1980.  What happened then? Anyone? Anyone?

Along with the top getting more and more money, they also began paying less and less in taxes.  So not only did they start taking our money, they stopped helping support the country, putting a bigger burden on us average wage-earners. Alternet : Titanic tax shirking

Finally, I have talked a lot about how True Freedom relies on defeating the (Modern Era, circa 1980) Republican Agenda.  I've written about the anti-freedom, big-brother government they want and how they despise the REAL Constitution of the United States of America and they hate the Country that the Founders envisioned and our Forefathers helped build.  A Democracy was built, they want a Corporate Theocracy.  Anyway... good article that goes into some details about what I've been saying : Alternet : Freedom

"the expansion of the security state—criminalizing more behavior, increasing law enforcement’s surveillance of the public, and locking up more people—is a real threat to our personal liberties, and it, like the disastrous “war on drugs” is supported heartily by the Right (with a small number of exceptions in the libertarian wing of the conservative movement)."