This is Molly's favorite Rachel Ray recipe "this month."
- 1 rounded teaspoon anchovy paste
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
- Coarse black pepper
- 2 small heads or 1 large head escarole, coarsely chopped or torn
- 1 head Treviso (long leaf radicchio) coarsely chopped or torn
- 1 cup store-bought good quality croutons or 2 to 3 slices semolina bread, toasted and cubed
Combine the anchovy paste, mustard, garlic, Worcestershire and lemon juice, stream in olive oil to form dressing then stir in cheese and lots of black pepper. Add lettuce and croutons or cubed toasted bread and toss to combine.
I like the recipe and maybe it acts as a good set-up for what I want to write about?
A bitter, spoiled brat?
Pretend for a moment that I had bad kidneys and, when I was 11, I got a transplant that saved my life, okay?
If a transplant hospital was going under and I was now a famous writer or books, shouldn't I do something? If a group of people write a petition to keep the hospital open and I just sign it, I haven't done a damn thing, have I?
I owe that hospital my current life. I need to be in public, using my celebrity to save that hospital.
Do you follow my logic? I'd love it if you agree with me, but -- agree or disagree -- I hope you can follow what I've said above.
Kim Rivera is a war resister.
She was deployed to Iraq, she saw awful things that touched her and made her think of her two kids at home. So when she was home, before doing a second tour, she and her husband and their kids drove to Canada so she wouldn't have to go back to Iraq.
Stephern Harper's Canadian government would not give her asylum. In fact, they ordered her out. On Thursday, she re-entered America.
She was immediately arrested.
That really ticks me off.
My attitude is if we support veterans dealing with PTSD (and I hope we do) from what they experienced in Iraq, we're allowing that messed up stuff can happen over there. If it can happen and someone sees it, like Kim, and it effects them to their core, I think we support that -- whether we are right or left or what have you.
A lot of people did try to help Kim. That's great.
But all week long, I kept thinking (excuse my language), "You little bitch." About who?
About Naomi Klein.
You may know the No Logo author from her columns for The Nation and The Observer or for one of her books which includes The Shock Doctrine.
Maybe you remember her oh-so-brief interest in the Iraq War?
What you may not know is that Dr. Michael Klein in Canada was living with his wife in New Jersey in 1967 when he was going to be drafted (not yet a doctor) and so he and his family went to Canada.
He was accepted as a refugee. Michael and Bonnie Klein would make their life there. Their daughter, yeah -- Naomi Klein, would be born there and raised there.
And yet all Naomi did since the end of August when Kim Rivera received the order to leave Canada by September 20th, all Naomi did was sign a petition.
Naomi wouldn't have the life she has now if Canada hadn't accepted war resisters when her dad went to Canada.
Stupid Naomi, bitter bitch that she is, could have made a commercial for Kim, could have shown up and spoken at any of the many ralliers or at one of the two press conferences.
But that would be work and bitter bitch just wanted Canada to do for her. She didn't give a damn what Canada did for the children of other war resisters.
Kim is the mother of four children -- two born in Canada, the youngest an 18-month-old son (named Gabe).
Naomi Klein didn't do a damn thing.
Kim needed hlp. What if the people who helped her father had been as bitter and lazy as Naomi Klein?
I think she's a bitter, spoiled brat and that before someone praises her again they should remember that Kim Rivera and her four children (and her husband) needed a strong advocate in the press. It could have been Naomi. It should have been. Naomi let Kim Rivera down big time.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: