George Carlin — The Language of Politics from his Brain Droppings speech at The National Press Club on May 13, 1999. Video of the entire speech is available on C-SPAN.
What’s on your mind?
g’evening pups — its too forking hot to dive. got to ninety forking six here today *sigh*
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! I’m still sweltering from the 10 lbs of kalua pig, 15 lbs of shoyu chicken, 5 lbs of chix for Chicken long rice, and 10 lbs of salmon for lomi-lomi, that I’d made so far, still have the potato-macaroni salad to make…! ;-)
aloha tut — how many folks are ya feeding for the munchkin’s first luau?
I really need to come to your luau. I have no clue what kalua pig is, although I can guess. However, have no clues or guesses as to what shoyu chicken is, or chicken long rice or lomi-lomi. I hate having ignorant taste buds. Makes me feel like I need a trip out of my bubble.
We’re planning on 100, but expect more, should be interesting…! The better half made 20 more lbs of kalua and cabbage at my daughter’s earlier, amongst other food…! ;-)
hey tuez — how ya doing tonight?
Damn, that guy is deadly.
what kinda stuff are the other folks bringing?
hey wigwam — aint he! seemed to be the perfect video to cap off the end of convention season and the start of the 60 days to the election one.
how’s the inland empire tonight?
3.5 quake 27 miles s/e of pdx tonight — i didn’t feel a thing when it hit a few minutes before 10 tonight but according to my twitter feed, it was felt in a lotta places in oregon and across the columbia in so wa state.
Kalua pig is basically pulled pork, tuez, Shoyu chicken is chix soaked in shoyu, sugar, and green onion for 2-3 days and then baked…! Very tasty…! Chicken Long Rice is almost a soup, made with fresh ginger, green onion, shi’itake mushrooms, bok choy cabbage, and, bean thread…! lomi-lomi is fresh salmon that’s salted with sea salt a few days before, diced up with maui onion, green onion, and beaucoup tomatoes…! ;-)
baseball vs football
Sounds most yummy.
Hey, can you do a food Sunday?
And didn’t you say the other night you were marinating something in the bathtub? That’s a new one.
today we got a pretty good storm. Lots of blessed water and the wind blew real hard. Then it cleared up after and the sun came out and it was almost chilly compared to what it’s been so quite a relief.
Hope you’re well Suzanne.
Nice to see ya CT!
My Mom is bringing brownies and some other desserts, we do have a full sheet cake that will be ready for pick up in the morn, we’ve got a lot of hamburgers and hotdogs(w/the buns) that we’ll bbq on site, and the munchkin’s godmother is bringing a big pot of Chili…! I think we’ll do fine for food…! ;-)
hey ks — so good you got rain!!! how long has it been since ya did — today is day #48 w/o rain in pdx
Execute those afraid to die.
happened to go to the store in the middle of the storm and I must have picked the right time because all these coeds were there – looked like they just got outta gym class. t-shirts and those thin sweatpant sorta things and the girls – takin care of business – minding their own business but giggly at the thought of being all wet and in their underclothes at the grocery store. Like it was all their first time gettin caught out in the rain. Had to laugh.
This ain’t cal-y-for-ni-ay, y’see?
who really controls america
wow, i missed that one in my research.. thanks tuez!
Since July we’ve been getting intermittent spells of rain, every few days. Still not enough. But, here not like other places… thankgoodness
oh yes, and gotta love GC!
i bet lotsa folks got all giggly and went out and enjoyed that rain – i wudda
…you were marinating something in the bathtub? Heh, bathtub gin, eh…? Actually, I was defrosting all the pork butts, in their aluminum pans in the bathtub, I ran out of counter space…! ;-)
Aloha, k-pop…! It’s great to see ya at lln…!
thank jesuschristonacrutch for summer rain!
you did say you were making kaluha pig… i figured you made a batch in the tub and were marinating the pig in it
How George Carlin deals with Globalism…
major psychotic fucking hatreds airport security
I love that one. You posted the link while I was still listening to it.
tis hard to find a carlin i don’t like… so many good ones to pick from
*heh* Ya think I’d waste perfectly good alcohol on a pig, Suz…? ;-)
Good evening, Suz and lln pups. Listening to Carlin at the moment – he’s spot on, the language of doing nothing and making it sound important.
when i was in my 20′s i used to home brew it under my kitchen sink
hey past — how was your day? glad ya liked it
I’m thinking about trying Obama’s home-brewed Honey Ale, now, that does sound mighty tasty…! ;-)
Looks like a real feast and celebration, CT. The kalua pig sounds extra tasty indeed; you think it would keep if you mailed some out to utah?
Carlin is absolutely perfect for the occasion.
Beautiful weather here this evening; now 72 after a high of 93.
i’ve never been one for beers but a honey ale sounds like it might be tasty
awww, had a good response, but the doohickey, it ate it.
ah well, nice to see the pups at the lake, know my best wishes go with you all,
its down to 77 inside the house – only 2 degrees warmer than the coolest it got inside last night.
g’nite ks — hope to see your fonts again soon
on what’s my line
Same here; my house only got up to 79. But my electricity bill will be much higher than yours.
It’s not hard to make…! Take a defrosted pork butt, coat it with coarse Sea Salt, a cup or two of shoyu(Soy Sauce), a big pot of water and boil it for the next 4-5 hours, until the bone falls out and the meat is readily shredded with a fork, reserve some of the liquid, parboil a head of cabbage, mix the kalua with the cabbage, and bake for about a 1/2 hr, and then enjoy…! ;-)
it got up to 85 inside with 3 fans blowing at full blast. i’m really looking forward to nights in the 40′s again — prime sleeping weather. it was so warm so early today i was awake at eight forking thirty this morning
i also think you should do a foodie post tut
hippie dippie weatherman
I suppose I could do a couple…! Hawaiian food is easy-peasy, and, so delish…! ;-)
sweet! easy is my favorite way to cook dood.
words we use
speaking of words
Been busy forwarding an article today written by one of our own OccupySLC, a sweet girl who put together the environmental presentations for the ALEC teach-ins we held in Salt Lake leading up to their conference. It’s about Tar Sands in Utah and how the state is letting a company lease some lands for oil production; the state is not allowing a public comment or review on this, just proceeding full speed ahead without public input.
Her article was posted on Tuesday at common dreams website
time for me to go fix dinner now that it has cooled off peeps. thanks for hanging out tonight – hope to see ya tomorrow night for toons.
let’s try that link again.
Sweet dreams, Suz…! I might consider a foodie post next weekend…! ;-)
Good nite Suz, sweet dreams.
… the state is not allowing a public comment or review on this, just proceeding full speed ahead without public input.
Same shit they’re trying to pull here with our PLDC, Public Land Development Corp, that they just rammed thru in 3 days time through our State Legislature…! 8-(
No EIS, and very little public oversight…! We’re pissed…!
Yeah, we’re trying to come up with ideas on what we can do to fight it and force the state to respond to the public. If all else fails, I wouldn’t mind seeing a little monkeywrenching.
The supreme d8ckheads took a bill that had gone through the entire State legislative sausage-making process that we’d supported throughout because it would’ve forced Monsanto to label their GMO crapola, amongst other things, gutted the entire bill three days before the legislative session was over and slapped in that crap, and, before anybody read the updated text, the Gov had already signed it into law…! *gah*
God, that had to steam a lot of people, backstabbing shit like that. Monsanto is just effing evil with their GMO seeds and shit.
At each of the outer island meetings, and Honolulu, were mighty heated affairs, and here’s a snapshot of our latest battle to have the f*ckers even air their ‘meetings’…! They denied it at first, but the public hew was loud and vociferous…! The Public Land Development Corporation has agreed to allow the state’s public access TV channel to broadcast its meeting…
PLDC sounds a lot like our group here called SITLA, which is responsible to disperse or lease out state-owned lands to bring in revenue. That revenue then gets divvied up among the school districts. So SITLA’s false argument is that they’re doing this all to help support education.
It’s all Good, in the Public Good, eh…? ;-)
My eyes are startin’ to get heavy, gonna have to say good nite. You all have a great day tomorrow and weekend now, CT!
Pleasant dreams, past…!
Good morning, pups. Today we have Blow, Nocera and Collins. In “The Engagement Gap” Mr. Blow says if you just look at social media and the number of likes, tweets and views, it seems as if President Obama is winning the race. Mr. Nocera, in “Reading, Math and Grit,” says character matters as much as schoolwork, or maybe even more. And new initiatives are showing how it can been taught. Ms. Collins has “A Convention Pop Quiz.” She says there was a lot of news that came out of the political conventions. Let’s see how much you remembered. No peeking at the answers, people! (I got an embarrassing number correct, and I hadn’t thought I was paying that much attention.)
Here they are.
The coffee and tea are ready, and I’ve got apple walnut muffins that are still warm. It poured down rain last night, so I’m headed out to the garden to see if the bird feeders got soaked. If it wasn’t too windy they should be okay. Fingers crossed… Have a great day.
Good Morning, Please pass the muffins…sound delish. Talk of rain here, but no evidence….Have a great one yourself.
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