Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Bean Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette in the Kitchen

The debate is a joke.  And Elaine's right, "Amy Klobuchar is a fat bitch."  When Amy started attacking Elizabeth Warren and Medicare For All, I knew the bitch was full of crap.  I am a nurse.  Like most nurses, I support Medicare For All because it's what America needs.

Amy doesn't care about Americans, she just cares that her fat ass keeps getting corporate dollars.  And don't get me started on Mayor Pete (who is wearing lifts in his shoes to look taller).

From the Mayo Clinic here is a diabetic friendly recipe:


For the vinaigrette:
•2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
•1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
•4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
•Ground black pepper, to taste
•1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

For the salad:
•1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
•1 can (15 ounces) low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
•1 medium red onion, diced
•6 lettuce leaves
•1/2 cup celery, finely chopped


To make the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, parsley, garlic and pepper. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the beans and onion. Pour the vinaigrette over the mixture and toss gently to mix well and coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate until served.

To serve, put 1 lettuce leaf on each plate. Divide the salad among the individual plates and garnish with chopped celery. Serve immediately.

Again that is a diabetic recipe and here's the info if anyone needs it:

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: About 1 cup
Total carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary fiber 8 g
Sodium 174 mg
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 10 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Total sugars 4 g
Protein 7 g
Monounsaturated fat 7 g
Calories 206
Added sugars 0 g

And for more diabetic recipes at the Mayo Clinic, click here.

Okay, what is going on in Texas?  Specifically in DFW with regards to the police?  From today's Morning Edition (NPR):

INSKEEP: Video shows how police killed a black woman as she played a video game with her 8-year-old nephew.

KING: Her name was Atatiana Jefferson, and she was shot through the window of her house in Fort Worth, Texas.


BETSY PRICE: On behalf of the entire city of Fort Worth, I'm sorry.

KING: That is Betsy Price. She's the mayor of Fort Worth.


PRICE: To Atatiana's family, it's unacceptable. There is nothing that could justify what happened on Saturday morning - nothing.

KING: Last night, the officer who fired the shot was arrested, and he was charged with Jefferson's murder. He is since out on bail.

INSKEEP: Christopher Connelly is a reporter with our member station KERA in Fort Worth, Texas. And he's cover - in the Fort Worth area, I should say - Dallas-Fort Worth. He's covering this story. Good morning.


INSKEEP: This happened over a holiday weekend. It may be new to some people. But there's a lot of evidence out there, including that police video, the bodycam. So what happened as best you can tell?

CONNELLY: Right. So it started as a welfare call. A neighbor had called the non-emergency police number with concerns that Jefferson's front door had been open for hours late into the night. Jefferson was up late playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew. And so around 2:30 in the morning, officers showed up. And you can see in police video that they were working their way around the house, peering through windows, checking it out with flashlights.

And they go around through a gate into the backyard. And that caught the attention of Jefferson and her nephew, who went to the back bedroom window. When the officer, Aaron Dean, saw her, he raised his flashlight and his gun. He shouted for her to put her hands up, and he shot her through the glass. He did not identify himself as a police officer. And when he shot and killed Atatiana Jefferson, her nephew was in the room with her.

INSKEEP: It's notable what you can and can't see in this video. You can see at the beginning that there are lights on in the front of the house, that the door is open, that it's kind of messy in there but nothing disastrous going on. Then you see the officer work around to the side. You don't see what it is the officer can see inside. What, if anything, are police saying about what that officer might have found to be a threat, if anything, in there?

CONNELLY: They really haven't actually said what it was that he found to be a threat in there. Early on, they did release photos of a gun found in the residence. But later yesterday, when the mayor addressed the city, she said, you know, that gun was irrelevant. And it was clear that officials felt like, you know, the images of the gun just shouldn't have been released - that that sort of tainted the image of what happened.

INSKEEP: The officer is Aaron Dean. We mentioned that he's been charged. Is he free at the moment?

CONNELLY: Yeah. He was released overnight on a $200,000 bond.

INSKEEP: And how is the family responding to all of this?

CONNELLY: Well, they - their lawyer, Lee Merritt, put out a statement on Twitter. He said, quote, "the family of Atatiana Jefferson is relieved that Aaron Dean has been arrested and charged with murder." He says that they want "to see this through to a vigorous prosecution and appropriate sentencing" and that, quote, "the City of Fort Worth has much work to do to reform a brutal culture of policing." That's his quote.

INSKEEP: Is this the only thing people are able to talk about in Fort Worth at the moment?

CONNELLY: It is the story, absolutely.

INSKEEP: OK. Well, thanks very much for the update. I really appreciate it.

CONNELLY: I'm happy to be here.

INSKEEP: That's Christopher Connelly of KERA in Fort Worth, Texas.

Please remember that police officer Amber Gugyer shot dead Botham Jean in his own apartment and Gugyer tried to claim she thought it was her apartment.  The jury sentenced her to ten years in prison (it should have been much longer).    Jean's murder by a police officer took place in Dallas, Texas.  Fort Worth is part of the DFW area.  Known as "Cow Town" -- including in a song by Carly Simon on her Another Passenger album.  By the way, next Tuesday, October 22nd, Carly's latest memoir comes out -- Touched By The Sun, about her friendship with Jacqueline Onassis.

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  As the debate approaches, Tulsi Gabbard sends her RSVP and Hunter Biden -- active in his addiction -- refuses to take accountability for his actions.

Tonight, in the United States, several candidates face off for the Democratic Party's presidential debate.  Several?

She kept everyone waiting but made her decision 24 hours ago . . .

I will be attending the debate.

We are so very lucky the Drama Queen will be attending.  She complained, she accused, she threatened not to show and in the end?  It was all just more fake assery from Tulsi.  She really is an idiot.  Doubt it?

 Pinned Tweet
I love our country. It’s why I decided to enlist after 9/11, why I serve in Congress, and why I’m offering to serve as your commander in chief — to protect you, our Constitution, our freedom.

The stupid fool still has that as her pinned Tweet.  A 3rd grader should know better but let's break it down for the dumb ass.  "I'm offering to serve as your commander in chief"?  Who's that directed at?  The President of the United States is the commander in chief over . . . the military.  Not over the citizenry.  Did she not pay attention growing up or is she just stupid?  The president is over the military because the Founders believed in civilian control over the military.  There is no commander in chief over We The People.  She really is an idiot or maybe she's just so addicted to military madness that she can't grasp reality.

She's not the only one struggling.

Joe Biden will be on the stage tonight.  The War Hawk is also seeking the nomination.  And this is confusing to Hanna Trudo (DAILY BEAST).  All the campaigns, she insists, are talking about the fact that Hunter Biden -- Joe's corrupt son -- will be on GOOD MORNING AMERICA today (taped interview) as well as ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT talking about his 'lapse.'  They can't, Hanna insists, understand why he's allowed this to happen.  Now the issue of Hunter will be front and center at the debate.

It's all so confusing for Hanna.  But for the campaigns?

I spoke to friends with the campaigns of six candidates who will be on stage tonight.  Were they surprised?

Not at all.

Joe knows this is a serious issue and hopes to bury it tonight and claim, "I've addressed this."

Everyone knows that except Hanna -- maybe she knows it but just feels the need to create drama?

Here's Hanna playing the reader for an idiot:

Biden’s son has been uncredibly accused, largely by the president and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, over unsubstantiated claims of misconduct tied to business dealings in Ukraine and China. Hunter Biden stepped down from the board of a private gas firm before his father launched his presidential bid over the spring, but that didn’t stop the president from relentlessly unleashing attacks on his work. And over recent days, the narrative shifted to China. On Oct. 13, when Hunter Biden announced he would also step down from the board of the Chinese private equity company he served on, some outside observers saw the arrangement as ethically dubious.

Hunter is "uncredibly accused" of a crime.  He is rightly accused of misconduct.  Corruption is misconduct.  A lack of ethics is misconduct.  While his father was the second most powerful person in the United States for eight years, Hunter used his father's name and the promise of access to his father to profit.  That is unethical.


Link to headline article


And it's so typical of the press to let this slide.  They play favorites, they lie outright, anything to defend Joe Biden.

Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley (at THE HILL) notes:

Hunter Biden: The mere mention of his name seemingly triggers the vapors among cable TV hosts and their guests.
When President Trump turned to the Bidens and Ukraine in a speech, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace cut off the coverage, declaring she had to protect the listeners: “We hate to do this, really, but the president isn't telling the truth.” When Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) tried to answer a question about the Ukraine scandal by referencing the Bidens, “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd angrily told him not to “gaslight” the nation.
The Bidens, simply, are not what well-bred people discuss in polite company, apparently. Indeed, many journalists seem to be channeling not Edward R. Murrow, the fabled CBS newscaster, but Florence Hartley, the author of “The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness” in 1872. Hartley warned her readers to “avoid, at all times, mentioning subjects or incidents that can in any way disgust your hearers.”
For news shows on MSNBC, CNN and other cable networks, nothing is more disgusting than the mention of what Hunter Biden actually was doing in Ukraine.
For those brave enough to read on, I wish to dispense with one threshold issue: I was critical of claims over the last three years of “proven” crimes and impeachable offenses in the Russia investigation. However, the first day that Trump’s Ukraine call was disclosed, I stated that — if a quid pro quo were proved — the alleged self-dealing with military aid would be an impeachable offense. My point: Raising concerns over Hunter Biden does not mean you are excusing Trump’s actions.
What is most remarkable about the paucity of coverage of Hunter Biden’s dealings is the conclusory mantra that “this has all been investigated.” Many TV hosts prefer to focus on President Trump’s dubious claim that former Vice President Joe Biden forced the firing of Ukraine’s chief prosecutor to protect his son. I, too, fail to see compelling evidence to support Trump’s charge.
There is, however, that other problem of Hunter Biden landing a windfall contract with one of Ukraine’s most corrupt figures after his father took charge of potentially billions in U.S. loans and aid for Ukraine. That is what no one seems to want to discuss.
Indeed, the Biden campaign has been remarkably open in demanding that news organizations stop airing interviews or publishing articles about the allegations. Instead of calling it “fake news” (which is virtually copyrighted by Trump), the Biden campaign calls such coverage “conspiracy theories.”

That's the reality and the press wants to look the other way.  And then they wonder why the viewers don't trust them.

So we're all supposed to pretend that the second Hunter's brother Beau died, Hunter didn't move in on the widow?  Didn't leave his family?  Didn't have his then-wife note in court documents that Hunter spent great sums of money on hookers and drugs?

We're all supposed to pretend otherwise?  Pretend that he wasn't kicked out of the Reserves in 2014 for cocaine use?

This is not ancient history.

Hunter is an addict and no one's helping an addict by covering up for him.

What he did was corrupt, what he did was unethical.

Let's listen to the drug addict for a moment.

EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden says he doesn't regret serving on board of Ukrainian gas company. "What I regret is not taking into account that there would be a Rudy Giuliani and a president...that would be listening to this—this ridiculous conspiracy idea."

What he regrets are not his actions but that he didn't anticipate that Rudy G would show up on down the line.

The term for that "stinking thinking."  It's the same b.s. nonsense that got him into this mess.  He hasn't learned a damn thing.  He's still active in his addiction and still not getting honest.

He is an addict.  America recognizes the 12 steps as a way of treating addiction.  Hunter can't even pull off the first step.

Shame on any news outlet that refuses to address this and instead covers up for him.

His lack of ethics and his corruption are part of his drug addiction.

And shame on Joe for allowing this nonsense to happen -- the original corruption and this nonsense that Hunter is offering today.

He misses Beau, Joe does.  I know that, I don't doubt it.  But he doesn't miss Beau enough to get real with his only living son Hunter.  Joe's enabling Hunter and if Hunter dies of his drug addiction, Joe better be prepared to take part of the blame because Hunter's interview makes clear that Hunter is active in his disease and Joe's just going to let that happen.

Hunter Biden contrasting his Dad to Trump: "My dad doesn't go after other people's kids. He just doesn't. Never has." Dude. You are 49 years old! 😂😂😂 cc

Breaking News: Joe Biden's son Hunter told ABC News he made no "ethical lapse" working in Ukraine and China and blamed President Trump for inciting controversy

Hunter's entire life is an ethical lapse -- from screwing his brother's widow to leaving a crack pipe in a rental car.  He is a soon to be 50-year-old man who has never taken accountability for his actions and clearly is not going to start now unless prompted to do so.

And the press is going to enable addiction?

No one is doing him any favors.

That both Joe & Hunter Biden think they did nothing wrong whatsoever is, in itself, the problem:

And, to be clear, Hunter Biden basically admitted this morning he was paid absurd amounts of money because of his political connections, even if it was legally above board

While a few tell the truth, old whores like Andrea Mitchell continue to try to mislead.

On Hunter Biden : "It was claimed (Hunter) made $50,000 serving on board of natural gas company in Ukraine. There's been many allegations about China, but doesn't seem he benefitted-Ivanka/Jared would be $6.8 million/month last year. Compare that to $50,000."

Andrea's own nepotism and corruption is well known.  She spent yesterday serving up crap like that.  She should be removed from NBC NIGHTLY NEWS broadcasts and confined to her trashy talk show on MSNBC because she's made clear for one and all that she is not about journalism.  (She actually made that clear in 2015 and 2016 but most weren't paying attention.)  She sold the Iraq War and she just keeps selling lies.

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