Feeling lonely and left out of the conversation? Tired of the backbiting and gotcha games? Sick of the popularity contest, and looking to actually talk about progressive values and solutions? That's how this place was pitched to me. I wish them luck. I'm proud to see what the former "Dean movement" has become (activists, even!) and I hope something similar comes out of the lost tribe of progressive Edwards supporters. Read below the fold...
1/2 cup white stone ground cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp non-aluminum baking powder
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/3 tsp onion powder
1 beaten egg
1 cup buttermilk
Mix all ingredients well. In a 375F oven, bake for 22-23 minutes in a pre-greased muffin tin until tops are brown.
Serve with homemade posole:
1 pint drained hominy
1 small can roasted diced peeled green chiles
1 cup milk
1/3 cup minced onion
1/2 tsp (two cloves) minced garlic
1 cup each shredded cheddar and queso fresco Read below the fold...
Lessig wants your attention and money for CA-12. I admit I don't know much about this guy, but everyone around the progblog universe is chatting him up, so there it is. More and better, and all that. Read below the fold...
I read (forgive me if it was here, I can't remember) recently some cute anecdote about Gavel and a regular person who met him early on the campaign trail. He made the mistake of saying that he'd work for Gavel, when what he really meant was to be polite and show some support to a guy he knew was never going to get anywhere in the Presidential race ("be allowed" to get anywhere...) So he was chagrined when Gavel said, "Great! You like me? How about running my campaign in your state?" Read below the fold...
(Updateor you could answer the charges in this post if being positive is boring to you.) So tomorrow is the Big Day, and the SCLM will tell me who gets to run for president. Yawn. But in the spirit of "we've all got to get there together," I'm going to retire for a while from bitching, and honestly open my mind to ideas and evidence in support of the Democratic ticket that is to come. My money is on Hillary/Obama, place on the reverse, and Obama/White guy to show. Read below the fold...
Because I’m already done with mourning Edwards, enough already, and because thanks to Dick Nixon and his heirs there are plenty of worthwhile battles to choose from, here’s a bit of creative thinking that deserves a smile and an Atta-boy if nothing else. Out here on the West Coast, where the future lies, one of our clever entrepreneurs has found a way to marry high-tech with common sense and compassion – medical marijuana from a vending machine.Read below the fold...
All my energy to go out and have fun got sucked out of me today by the need to Be Dutiful, and so I'm not going dancing tonight. But I'm not a complete looser: I'm going to make candles later instead. Peaceful, craft-driven, functional...I love candle making. I recycle my used wax as well as that of my friends; for some time now, despite burning one or two almost constantly, I buy very little in terms of 'new candle' material as a result. I'm also into the whole "essential oil" silliness. Lemongrass is my new fav. Read below the fold...