LIVE BLOGGING: America going ballistic

Our presidental cartoon figure is on tv right now, carefully reading his teleprompter.  What he's saying goes in one ear and out the other - it sounds like it's being read on the "moron" setting of google voice - I hear the word "fantastic" during this statement and I'm not at all surprised.  just further saddened that this is what speaks for america.

God bless them all.  God bless you.  God bless America.  jeeze louise, he sounds sedated.

What happened out there?

First it was the congressional baseball team, and they practice every morning.  Very nice all that comradery.

My first thought is how many people have jobs they don't perform, yet get to play team sports on the company dime (when they're not working out in their government provided gym), rah rah rah...this while the people they're supposed to be working for, get to worry about whether they'll continue to be able to afford their diabetes meds or their kid can see a doctor for a routine exam because these privileged shits want to take it away and give tax breaks to the wealthy.  

They are not living the same lives as everyone else. They might as well be living on a desert island.  Actually, they are.  And now they're shocked.  SHOCKED!!  the great unwashed have come into their little secure enclave and started shooting at them.  welcome to the america you helped to create. 

While I don't at all condone violence, how can it not finally trickle over in their direction? is it possible they believe the same insanity that killed 20 - TWENTY 5 year olds sitting in their classrooms won't come for them? And now this cadre of elites are clamoring for more security for themselves, but dollars to donuts will continue to refuse to even consider rational gun laws that prevent mentally ill individuals from buying firearms.  And lets not even think about automatic weapons and why we need them in the hands of everyone if that's what they want to play with.  this is america!  we shoot for fun!  if someone dies, they should have learned to duck faster, goddamnit.  it's our right!

oh hell....what difference does it make?  the worms are all out of the can.  there are more guns in circulation than anyone can count anymore.  

watching the news before I stop, and there's all this WE STAND TOGETHER BULLSHIT.  I'm wondering what we stand for.

christ, we do love the hyperbole don't we.

oh fuck.  the shooter was a bernie volunteer.  I WAS PRAYING THAT WOULDN'T BE THE CASE - that he wasn't associated with any mainstream political group.  shit shit shit

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Comment by Anna Herrington on June 14, 2017 at 8:52am

I've wondered for awhile about mood stabilizers with this guy.... so depressing, the state of affairs.

(Had to ignore yesterday's 'sessions' - just knew he'd be lying and obfuscating all over the place. And besides, the cherries are ripe and the window for harvest is small. *Something* good going on, anyway.... )

Comment by Foolish Monkey on June 14, 2017 at 8:54am

oh it's gorgeous here Anna.  just did a little exercise biking and I'm hobbling outside in a few to do a few watercolors and not think about anything but how glorious it is to be alive.

Comment by Anna Herrington on June 14, 2017 at 9:13am

Nice! Sounds like mobility is slowly coming back for you ~ a long recovery! but so glad you're getting better for summer.

(watercolor post!)

Here, just hoping to not need a coat today (Spring barely exists here, warmth-wise, we go from high of 58 yesterday to high of 97 in a few days  : )) and hoping the sun today (high 75) turns those ripe cherries sweet (finally?) we've been eating them rather sour this week, too yummy to avoid!

Got any good cherry something recipes?

Comment by Anna Herrington on June 14, 2017 at 9:17am

....just what hubs and I were saying this morning - and who knows how many are saying in homes and offices everywhere.

How completely terrible for another episode of violence, period, but did they really think with this level of anger everywhere at what provisions, etc. are being stripped left and right ( not finding the right words, here), that the rage wouldn't eventually be turned towards them?

Comment by nanatehay on June 14, 2017 at 9:25am

Being alive is one of the best things there is, but you seem to have figured that out. Regarding Caligula, meh, it's too early in the day to be considering violent revolution. Maybe after lunch?

Comment by Foolish Monkey on June 14, 2017 at 9:36am

I have a wonderful cherry cake recipe from IN NONNA'S KITCHEN by Carol Field


1 stick pls 3 TBS butter unsalted, room temp

3/4 cup (5 oz) sugar

3 eggs room temp, separated

3 TBS milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup plus 2 tsp (5 oz) all purp flour

pinch of salt or more depending on sweetness of fruit

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 lb meaty ripe red cherries, pitted

2 - 4 TBS sugar depending on sweetness of fruit

preheat oven to 350 f  

butter and flour a deep 9 1/2" tart pan (I use a big deep cake pan and I line it with parchment)

cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

add egg yolks one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition

stir in milk and vanilla

mix together flour and baking powder and sift directly into bowl

beat egg whites and salt until they stand

carefully fold a quarter of the egg whites into the batter and sugar - once incorporated, fold in the rest carefully.

spread the dough into the pan

combine the sugar and cherries and sprinkle them over the top

bake for 50 to 60 mins, until top is golden.

you should test after 50 minutes and in more than one place in case you hit a cherry

cool in the pan for 15 to 30 mins, then unmold onto a rack to cool

I like to sprinkle powdered sugar on it.  

it's a wonderful cake.  I even have a cherry pitter so I can make it.

also you can use other fruit.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on June 14, 2017 at 9:42am

Nice recipe.

There is one thing that would make it better, though (do I really need to say it???)

Comment by Foolish Monkey on June 14, 2017 at 9:42am

ANNA, they don't seem to care.  they're breathing rarified air in a rarified world where they're wined and dined by lobbyists, with time to play sports every morning and spend more than half the day raising money so they can continue doing absolutely nothing.

yes, this violence that intrudes on everyone's lives is bound to end up on their doorstep at some point.  

Comment by nanatehay on June 14, 2017 at 9:44am

We have plums in the back yard. Food porn sucks because right at the moment there ain't no food here. And, now that I realize (once again!) that food is one of the few things that keeps me from dying, I want to kill people. R U 1 a them, ah, waddayacallit, owTsyde Adjimuh tAterz?

Comment by Foolish Monkey on June 14, 2017 at 9:47am

mayo! gag!

we getting close to a mayo intervention.

nana, the revolution may have started.  "are they democrats or republicans?"


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