Monday, September 02, 2019

Mac 'n' Cheese Dinner in the Kitchen


Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Cat Dancing Joe" went up on Friday.

Dana notes this recipe:


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook macaroni in boiling water for 3 minutes. Add carrots and peas; return to a boil. Cook until macaroni is tender, 5-6 minutes longer. Drain; add ham.
  • In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the milk and cream cheese. Cover and microwave at 50% power for 3 minutes; stir. Cook until cream cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes longer. Stir in mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over pasta and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 284 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 609mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

Remember you can omit the ham if you want a meatless meal.  Also remember that you can vary it up with different vegetables -- chopped celery and/or mushrooms, for example -- and you can also vary the cheese.  You can add more, you can add less. You can omit the cream cheese for a less creamy version.

Don't be afraid to mix it up.

Now this is from Alex Johnson (WSWS):

Judy Davidson is a nurse scientist who works at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in the Division of Nursing and was a part of the psychiatric research team that uncovered the high incidence of suicide in the nursing industry. Being the first national investigation of the issue in more than 20 years, Davidson and her colleagues found that nurses were significantly more likely to take their own lives than the general population.
Nurse suicides have taken on the form of an epidemic in the United States and around the world. Female and male nurses in the United States are committing suicide at rates of 11.97 per 100,000 and 39.8 per 100,000, respectively.
Whereas the explosive growth in suicides among the US population as a whole is being driven principally by “deaths of despair”—premature deaths linked to drug overdoses, suicide and alcoholism in response to bleak social and economic conditions—nurses may complete suicide due to work conditions when stressors outweigh the ability to cope. Nurses are more likely to have access to affordable healthcare and mental health resources, yet still have a higher rate of suicide than the general population.
The World Socialist Web Site asked Davidson, RN, DNP, what had originally prompted her concern over the issue of nurse suicides, and she recalled being surprised by the lack of literature on the subject.
“We had nurse suicides in San Diego that were clustered together in a short period of time,” she said. “When that happened, I looked into the literature for how much or if this was a problem and I couldn’t find anything. There were a few reports from other countries but the most recent data in the US was over 20 years old.”
Davidson decided to examine nurse suicide using the data set obtained from the medical examiners in San Diego County. “I did a study that encompassed 11 years in San Diego and found that nurses in the area were at a higher risk than the general population.”
After this, she turned to a CDC special longitudinal data set known as the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). This additional set of data gave almost identical figures to those of Davidson’s original findings in the year 2014. She is now completing a study of the entire dataset from 2015 to 2016.
Another significant finding from her research was the methods nurses use to complete suicides. “Nurses complete suicides more frequently using pharmacologic poisoning than the rest of the population,” she said. “Normally, in the United States the most common way people complete suicide is by firearms.”

This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday:

Friday, August 30, 2019.  Joe Biden not only continues to stumble on the campaign trail, he also insists that he didn't say anything wrong.

Let's note the Republican Party before anything else.  Donald Trump is the sitting president.  He has declared his 2020 campaign.  Barring a major upset, he will be the GOP's presidential nominee.  Alyssa Milano's been giving attention and props to Joe Walsh.


Because she's a whore with no ethics.  There's no reason for Democrats to go easy on Joe Walsh.  We don't have time to review his history, we've done it before.  He's not anyone that anyone should support.  But Alyssa is uneducated and uninformed as usual.  It's really sad that having skipped real schooling as a child, she didn't try to pursue an education in college or even a community college.  She's always going to sound like an idiot.

And apparently others want to as well.

Ethics are things you believe and practice.  Situational ethics?  That's for the dishonest.

Joe Walsh planned to return to the radio in less than 30 days.


He's declared he's running for president.  He can't host a radio program.  Al Franken left Air America Radio to run for the Senate.  Sinclair cancelled his radio show and they were correct to do so.  He can't run for public office and host a radio program.  That would be unfair to the other candidates, he'd have exposure they did not have access to.

After whining earlier this week to the media about Sinclair, Joe's now saying he won't bring his show back.  No, he won't.  Election laws will not allow him to do so while he is a candidate.

Alyssa's desire to elevate Joe goes to her stupidity and her inability to learn.

Donald Trump is in the White House because people just 'knew' so much better.  Meaning?  The Hillary Clinton campaign saw him as the easiest to beat.  They wanted him to be the GOP candidate and they worked with press allies to ensure that this happened.  In the end, Donald Trump won.

If Alyssa and others want to pimp Joe Walsh as the candidate for the GOP, they better be willing to handle any fall out.  Meaning if he wins the nomination, they better take ownership of what they did.  Joe Walsh is a known figure and he is not presidential.  Idiots like Alyssa aren't smart enough for checkers, let alone three dimensional chess.  They need to stop normalizing Joe Walsh.  If they continue to normalize him, they need to accept that the rest of us are going to see them as racists because that is what Joe Walsh is.

Moving over to Alyssa's BFF Joe Biden.

Joe continues to seek the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination.  Why?  What else is he going to do?  He has no life, clearly.  And his brother and his son both can't seem to make money without invoking Joe's name and promising that Joe will deliver.

He's delivering a lot of things these days, none of it admirable.

THE WASHINGTON POST's Matt Viser and Greg Jaffe reported yesterday on Joe's latest lie, a fanciful story that he tells publicly but that is not accurate: "The upshot: In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony."  Joe has a history of public lying (including that he was 'tricked' by Bully Boy Bush into supporting the Iraq War).  Is this just more lying or is he senile?  Jane C. Timm (NBC NEWS) notes:

"I don't understand what they're talking about, but the central point is it was absolutely accurate what I said," Biden said of the Post's report in an interview with the South Carolina newspaper Post & Courier.
"I was making the point how courageous these people are, how incredible they are, this generation of warriors, these fallen angels we’ve lost,” he later told the Post's Jonathan Capehart. "I don’t know what the problem is. What is it that I said wrong?"

He's hid behind his wife's skirt repeatedly this campaign, he's used his dead wife and dead daughter repeatedly and hid behind dead son Beau.  Now he's trying to hide behind the troops.

"I don't know what the problem is.  What is it that I said wrong?"

Everything was wrong: "The upshot: In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony."

You don' tknow what the problem is?  You're either lying or you're senile.

Joe Biden Dismisses Report That He Told False War Story

He dismisses that?  It happened.  He's a crazy and delusional as his campaign.

"My word as a Biden": recounted a story from his vice presidency about an older Navy captain who begged Biden not to pin a Silver Star on him.

The story, though touching and based loosely on a real event, never happened.

Why does it matter?  Because he chose to tell the story and it's not accurate.  He told the story it's a lie and he told people, while telling this false story, that it was a true story and that they could trust him on that.

His exact words, while telling the false story, were: "This is the God's truth.  My word as a Biden."

It's news because his story is wrong.  Again.  It should also be news that he declared the story "the God's truth" on his "word as a Biden."

That's what you did wrong, Joe.


Replying to 

True, Joe Biden’s brain might be malfunctioning. But it could also be the case that Joe is making his war story up deliberately, since he has a history of making up self-aggrandizing stories like the fiction that he marched for civil rights.

Either way, he’s an unfit candidate.

In other bad news for Biden, Scott Detrow (NPR) reports:

Former Vice President Joe Biden plays up his Pennsylvania roots as much as anything and has heavily courted organized labor in his presidential campaign, but a key union in Biden's backyard is feeling neglected by the leading Democratic candidate.
At issue is a forum the AFL-CIO's Philadelphia branch is holding Sept. 17, which the union is branding as a "Workers' Presidential Summit." Seven candidates have agreed to attend so far, including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, billionaire activist Tom Steyer and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. But Biden is not among them.

"He always calls himself a Pennsylvanian at heart. His headquarters are here in Philadelphia. But his folks haven't found the importance of coming together and talking to our workers. And so that's very disappointing," AFL-CIO Philadelphia Council President Pat Eiding told NPR. "There's got to be some respect for the working people, if they want their vote."

Joe sold the Iraq War and, no, he wasn't tricked into it.  The Iraq War continues.  Joel Gehrke (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) reports:

Washington gave Israel its blessing to strike Iranian-backed forces in Iraq a day after Pentagon leaders distanced themselves from the operations, emphasizing the United States is a “guest” in the country.

“It’s our position that if neighbors of Israel allow a malign third country that does not share a border with Israel to use their sovereign territory as holding ground for increasingly sophisticated dangerous weapons, the only purpose of which is to attack Israel, I think those governments, if they cannot curb or control those elements, are going to have to be prepared to be responsible for them,” a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters Thursday. "So be it Lebanon, be it Syria, be it Iraq — I think that has to be our very clear message to those governments.”

That is the Trump administration’s most explicit signal of support for Israeli operations against Iranian-backed Shiite militias in Iraq and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

This is what many Iraqi officials have stated in the last days, that the US had to approve of Israel's strikes.  It's also what a number of Iraqis not in government believe.

“Death to America and Israel,” banner seen in the streets of Baghdad today.

And we'll wind down with this humorous Tweet.

it's unfortunate Tulsi Gabbard won't make the next debate, more people need to hear the inspiring story of how she stopped being a fanatical homophobe when she went to Iraq and learned that gay soldiers can kill Muslims too

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