Michael Franti & Spearhead — The Sound of Sunshine, live at Mountain Jam X, June 8, 2014.
What’s on your mind?
Hiya! Hey Suzanne I’ve had some conversation lately with Betsy. Cassie finally at U Penn for grad school
hey ce — how’s cleveland tonight? isn’t that wonderful news!!!
on my shoulder
Yes! We plan to be in Brooklyn this next week.
finally gonna be able to lay hands on your gorgeous new grandson!!! woohoo!!!
and take lotsa lotsa pictures *laughing* i remember those days – they are so sweet and cute and smell so good
Against the wishes of many, Harper approved the Northern Gateway pipeline. He is sure not going to like this decision!
hey bb — how ya doing tonight? no, he’s not gonna like that at all?
Ah, one of my favorite songs from the ’70′s. It’s not hip to like it, but I like it.
hey blue — how’s la tonight? country roads is still on my road trip playlist… nothing like driving down a deserted 2 lane highway with it cranked up
Today I went to a luncheon put on by the political/religious group I sometimes hang out with. Two lawyers with clients in Guantanamo were the featured speakers. It’s amazing the way that situation keeps going on and on. We’re doing what we can to close it down and send those people home, but most people are like “My ox hasn’t been gored, so why should I care?”
sorta like the if you ain’t got nothing to hide crowd up here?
I am sure that he is enraged tonight. He is used to getting his own way. Not this time. The natives don’t want the pipelines and it will be hard for him and his oil buddies to prove that dirty tar sands oil being shipped to China is pressing and substantial.
“However, the court declared that title is not absolute, meaning economic development can still proceed on land where title is established as long as one of two conditions is met:
Economic development on land where title is established has the consent of the First Nation.
Failing that, the government must make the case that development is pressing and substantial, and meet its fiduciary duty to the aboriginal group.”
Hey all, good evening!
I’m finishing up in the kitchen and Mr. Bill is playing music on the computer. Unfortunately, it’s our dear daughter’s playlist and I’m tired of hearing the same songs ( songs I really like), and I started to whine about “the same old songs, we’ve heard them sooo many times.
Compromise, let’s listen to what Suzanne’s got going.
Thank you, dear. Going back to listen and do house-wifey stuff.
Yes. I think I told you about the great line Glenn Greenwald used when he spoke here recently, giving his e-mail address to anyone who said they didn’t have anything to hide and asking them to send him their social media account information and passwords so he could pull out the juicy bits and post them online under their real names.
And no one ever took him up on it. Sounds pretty suspicious, if you ask me.
hehehehe he’s not gonna be happy at all about that, not one bit
hey openhope — glad you are liking the tunes tonight *waving to mr b* how’s the sound tonight?
everyone has something to hide
I think that the screaming I hear is from 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.
…except me and my monkey.
hahahaha betcha its real high pitched too
i left myself wide open for that one *laughing* one monkey don’t stop no show
Hey Suzanne, Mr. Bill here. Hey Mama your music is my generation . God Bless the Fillmore East. Love Ya
hey mr b — so good to see your fonts — gonna have to come up and see youse guys again soon…
claims to be ‘better than‘
monkey to man
Today I heard from the chicken lobbyists. They think the bill to reduce pathogens on chicken and give the USDA recall authority is “vague and unscientific.”
Which is halaious since they think that the Precautionary principle is unscientific. They would rather people die and prove the toxins are bad,.
What Paul Krugman calls e. coli conservatives.
Suz, am a little pooped, so won’t monkey around no more tonight. Thanks for hostessing.
i sold my soul for a one night stand
hey spocko — that’s forking outrageous *spitting* i’ve sworn off factory farm chicken
how ya doing tonight?
sleep well — happy dreams
you can always drop an anchor
token and i would love to — i’ll send ya an email and we can discuss the timing….
i made a buttermilk cobbler tonight using blueberries and blackberries i had frozen… it is starting to smell scrumptious and has another half hour to go
you are my
edit: replacing with this one
I smell it from here. You are killing me. I luuurvs cobbler. And the tunes.
I like cobbler too!
hey homer — how’s homer tonight? first time using this recipe — the berries were ones i froze last year and i needed to use them up along with my powdered buttermilk so it seemed like a winner winner *fingers and toes crossed*
i’ve always loved cobbler…. really doesn’t matter the fruit – i’ve even had it with rhubarb and its forking great
My question for Ralph Nader on his radio show. My question on GM was used two weeks ago.
Since my last question was interesting I have another one for Mr. Nader.
On Wednesday Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill, the Pathogens Reduction and Testing Reform Act. It would give the USDA more authority to recall contaminated meat and eggs, especially with the new strains of Salmonella that are resistant to antibiotics. (Here is a link to the Consumer Reports blog The Consumerist about it. Here is the Washington Post article. )
Could Mr. Nader explain why the USDA doesn’t have the authority to mandate a recall on chicken contaminated with Salmonella?
Could he explain how the poultry industry convinced the USDA to not recall chicken parts with a contamination rate as high as 25%?
Why doesn’t the USDA have a “performance standard” for chicken parts? (FYI the performance standard for whole chickens is 7.5 percent and should lead to a recall. This is not to be confused with an “industry benchmark or standard” suggested by the poultry industry.)
Following the recent Foster Farms Salmonella Heidelberg out break with 600 reported cases there was no recall, just a warning to the public to handle and cook their meat to 65 degrees. It appears that the industry and the USDA have shifted the responsibility to the consumer and away from the distributor. When did this happen? Is there anything we can do to change this or will Big Chicken’s lobbying power win again?
ooooo most excellent question spocko! will ya know in advance if he uses it?
just took it outta the oven….. oh my stars. i can’t wait to dig in but it is still at that molten lava bubbly stage…
i did not mean to reply to myself on this… oh well
My opinion is that if i cant see the chicken walking i will not eat chicken. I want to know where and from who i get my poultry. It has gotten that bad.
Sorry did not mean to drool on yer shoulder.
i’m only buying local poultry… is more expensive so i’ve cut way down.
Very high pitched…g…Harper thought he was going to get rid of all native rights in Canada. Don’t you think this picture of him is great?
i sprinkled it with some cinnamon sugar i mixed up right after i took it outta the oven.
sure shows him being in touch with his inner asshole
i’ve got a date with a cobbler
g’nite all – happy dreams
good night to you…
Yes cobbler dreams.
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