Thursday, May 28, 2020

Pan Bake Salmon With Potatoes and Green Beans in the Kitchen

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That's Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Baby Stacey Wants On The Ticket."  Want to make the Joe Biden ticket even more laughable?  Put never accomplished anything Stacey Abrahms on it. 

Let's do a diabetic recipe. Salmon. I love fish. We usually grill it. Otherwise? If I'm really ambitious I will bake it with a coating. Otherwise, I put one fish in a small bit of aluminum with a stick of celery cut four ways lengthwise, 3 or so spears of asparagus and some squash. I add lemon juice to each individual portion, put it on a baking sheet and bake.

Here's a pan bake recipe.

4 (5- to 6-oz.) skinned salmon fillets
1 pound red potatoes, halved
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
Tzatziki Sauce
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 lemon, halved

How to Make It
Step 1
Preheat oven to 425°. .

Step 2
Add potatoes to a large, 12x17-inch rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with ¼ tsp. each salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange potatoes cut-side down and roast until potatoes are fork-tender, 20-25 minutes.

Step 3
While potatoes are cooking, prepare Tzatziki Sauce and place in the refrigerator to chill.

Step 4
A few minutes before the potatoes are done cooking, trim green beans and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with ¼ tsp. each salt and pepper; toss to coat.

Step 5
Remove potatoes from the oven and preheat broiler.

Step 6
Season salmon with remaining ¼ tsp. each salt and pepper. Carefully place salmon in center of baking sheet and arrange potatoes and green beans in a single layer around salmon. (Move potatoes to edges of pan with a spatula so that salmon can be placed in center of the pan.)

Step 7
Squeeze lemon halves over entire sheet. Slice lemon halves and add to baking sheet, if desired.

Step 8
Broil salmon, green beans, potatoes, and lemons 10 minutes, or until salmon is no longer translucent but still moist in center and green beans, potatoes, and lemons are lightly browned. Serve with Tzatziki Sauce.

That's a great recipe and it's one that is also a diabetic one.  Lynn e-mailed to note it.

Real work going on in North Carolina.  Jonathan Michels (LABOR NOTES) reports:

Nurses in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina filed a petition in March to form a union with National Nurses United. Roughly 1,600 nurses are expected to be eligible to vote.
Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and a relentless union-busting campaign that has delayed the election, nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville say they are on the brink of a historic labor victory in the country’s second least unionized state.
“If it happens in North Carolina, it can happen anywhere,” said Trish Stevenson, an emergency room nurse.
The union drive pits workers against HCA Healthcare, the nation’s largest hospital corporation with 184 hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom. In February 2019, HCA paid $1.5 billion for Mission and six other nonprofit hospitals in the bucolic mountains of western North Carolina.
NNU currently represents about 10,000 nurses at 19 HCA facilities across the country. The union drive at Mission is NNU’s largest campaign ever undertaken in North Carolina.


In the wake of the takeover by the multinational corporation, nurses saw patient care standards and working conditions quickly deteriorate. Four nurses initiated the union drive in May 2019 over cuts in staff, poor communication, and lack of access to basic supplies and personal protective equipment.

“I am one of the older people on the unit,” said Kelley Tyler, a trauma care nurse. “A lot of the nurses at Mission are younger and new. They were taking it as this is how the job is supposed to work and this is how nursing is.”

As a newly graduated RN in 1985, Tyler was told not to talk about unions at Mission, or face firing. Now she tells her co-workers that the union is their best chance to take back control over their practice or have any kind of voice in how things are run.
“Once I got a hold of the younger girls and fellas and explained, ‘You're allowed to eat during your shift,'” Tyler said. “'You're allowed to go to the bathroom during your shift. You shouldn't be made to feel guilty over your basic needs being met as a nurse. No, you shouldn't have to choose one patient over another to give care.’

“They just had no idea that things weren't supposed to be the way they are running right now.”

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

 **Wednesday**, May 27, 2020.  We all wake up grumpy these days.

I had a nightmare.  And then realized it was no dream.

Joe Biden is a hideous candidate by any standard.  But some in the DNC are determined to have him as the presidential candidate.

Accused of assault, his campaign pretends to be standing back and letting events unfold when in reality they are feeding 'reporters' information to attack Tara Reade's character.  Despite their best efforts at embracing rape culture, nothing has changed the fact that Tara's accused him of assault and that her accusation is credible.

Whores like Katha Pollitt insist it's vote Joe or else.  When what they should be insisting is that a senile War Criminal drop out and be replaced.

Joe Biden showed up last week for one of those rare appearances.  He appeared on  Charlamagne tha God's program and insisted that "You ain't Black" if you voted for Donald Trump.  An elderly, White man telling others who was and wasn't Black -- an elderly, White man with a history of racism -- including his crime bill, including his praise for segregationists . . .

In the aftermath last Friday, Joe Biden 'apologized.'  Chris Freind (THE MERCURY) points out:

What isn’t a joke is how racist, arrogant, condescending, obnoxious, tone-deaf and patronizing Mr. Biden’s statement is. About the only thing worse was his non-apology apology: “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy…perhaps I was much too cavalier.” Perhaps? That’s the best he could muster? “Perhaps?”

Joe never really apologizes, he's a sociopath.  When nine women came forward to complain about his inappropriate behavior he did a video 'apology' and then, a few days later, made fun of the women at a predominately all male event.

So no surprise, he's taken back the apology.

From "I shouldn't have been such a wise guy" to now insisting that someone else was the "wise guy."  Fionnuala O'Leary (THE SUN) explains:

The presumptive Democratic nominee acknowledged the statement he made on "The Breakfast Show" was a "mistake" last Friday, but Biden claimed the radio presenter was also being "a wise guy."

"He was being a wise guy," Biden says of Charlamagne, "and I shouldn't have responded in kind."

Way to take ownership, Joe.

Charlamagne was right to doubt the sincerity of the words -- which were never an apology.

It's always someone else' fault and he never takes real accountability.  That's the problem with a career politician and Joe is everything America stands against.

Margaret Kimberley (BLACK AGENDA REPORT) observes:

Joe Biden was always an intellectual light weight and he always had poor impulse control. He was always in the conservative wing of the Democratic Party. Now he believes the hype of the black misleadership class charlatans who make his case by claiming that he has some sort of special relationship with black people. The combination of all these attributes makes his presidential campaign one long train wreck. 
A recent interview on the Breakfast Club  radio program was the occasion of his latest bizarre statement. This time he famously said, “... if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." He seemed to think that being overly familiar and using bad grammar gave him some sort of credibility.

Symone Sanders, his most prominent black campaign staffer, was left to clean up after him yet again and defend his stupidity by saying that he spoke in jest. The damage was bad enough that Biden had to apologize himself and said that he shouldn’t have been “a wise guy.”
Biden is like Donald Trump, in that he is thoroughly unqualified to be president. Yet black people are desperate to see anyone other than Trump in the White House and that is how the party establishment got away with foisting him upon them. When they aren’t trying to minimize his shortcomings, they admonish anyone who points them out. “But he’s better than Trump!” is their rallying cry lest anyone think for themselves and point out the many reasons why Biden is so problematic. 
Any words of doubt or well deserved humor are frowned upon and even attacked. There is a strange magical thinking afoot that equates acknowledgement of Biden’s faults with support of Trump. A joke at his expense can lead to foolish argument. The Democratic Party propagandists and their friends in the black misleadership class are to blame for this sad state of affairs. 

Allegiance and subservience to their donor class requires them to lie to the party rank and file. Their scam depends upon convincing voters that they work on their behalf when they do nothing of the sort. They had to explain away Hillary Clinton’s defeat with tales of Russian intrigue and blame directed at the left. Trump’s awfulness makes him the perfect foil. They can pretend to oppose him with an impeachment charade which satisfies their base but when he proposes a space force or $700 billion in defense spending they go right along with whatever he wants.

He is not qualified to be president.  He doesn't know where he is, he tells people to vote him into the Senate, he is just not fit.

And his team knows this and has begun the process of lowering expectations.  So they whisper to the press that Joe will have a solid team behind him, the team will be running things, the team . . .

Sorry, that's not what the US Constitution defines.

He qualifies right now, before the election, as incapacitated.  If he were president right now, there would be a solid case for removing him from office.

The interview with Charlamagne was Joe's first real appearance in months.  Coronavirus was a gift to Joe.  He was getting tired and the eyes were starting to water and he was snapping at people.  Along came coronavirus and the man who can't handle the campaign trail was handed a gift.  But all the resting he did while 'sheltering' (instead of campaigning) did not do him any good.

He is unfit for the office and he really can't handle the campaign.

This is America's nightmare.

The Democratic Party refuses to nominate a candidate that inspires or even one that's just competent.  Instead, they go with Joe.

Katha Pollitt, Norman Solomon and other whores have already begun the roll out of attempt to bully people into voting for Joe.  That sort of behavior usually takes place in the fall, after the DNC has their convention.  But Biden's so weak that they're having to start it months earlier.

Let's go back to Chris Freind:

A joke making the rounds shows a Wheel of Fortune puzzle missing one letter. It reads: “JOE BIDEN IS A RA_IST.” Underneath, two choices: “C” and “P.”

Tommy Virgl (THE DEPAULIA) explains:

If the Democratic party actually wanted to beat Trump, they would replace Biden. Not only is he dishonest and an alleged rapist, but he does not represent the moral high ground that the Democratic establishment touts him as — it would make sense to have a candidate who can contrast Trump’s corruption as an effective strategy.
The logical replacement, if Biden were to withdraw from the race, would be the next person on the ballot with the most delegates, which would be Sen. Bernie Sanders. Not only is Sanders backed by grassroots support, but his clear record would be a great way to contrast Trump’s corruption.
“Standing with survivors doesn’t have a political agenda,” Blenck said.

While the election this November is critical, so is applying a consistent standard of believing sexual assault victims. I believe Dr. Ford. I believe Tara Reade. I don’t believe in a party that’s only willing to defend women and sexual assault survivors when it’s convenient for them.

Bernie Sanders and the media keep talking about my/his supporters.  Bernie Sanders had very few supporters.  The issues he ran on had a ton of supporters.  Bernie is trying to sheep dog everyone which is offensive enough but every time he speaks of 'my supporters,' I cringe.  He's a fake ass and his war on delegates, reported by Genevieve Leigh (WSWS), is very telling.

And the lack of concern of what Biden on the world stage would mean?  Very scary.  He did not just vote for the Iraq War.  He repeatedly destroyed Iraq -- most infamously by overturning the votes of the Iraqi people in the 2010 election.  He is not asked about that, the press ignores it.  It is a very key issue and maybe instead of bullying people to vote for him supposed independent writers should be pressuring him to speak to that.

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