The Daily F Bomb, Tuesday 1/29

by: Floja Roja

Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:34:02 AM EST



Happy Tuesday, Troopers!  Just another day in the neighborhood, with Alabama congresscritters proposing bills that would basically make government illegal, NRA jerks heckling the father of one of the Newtown victims, the Boy Scouts maybe allowing gays, immigration reform becoming a bit more possible... Oh, and I say Lincoln is better than Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miz, or Argo (of all the whatchamacallit nominees I've seen so far).

My nosiness remains boundless: What is your favorite music to clean house to? Nuts and chews or soft centers (candy, you fool)? Is cooked fruit OK? Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes? When you were little did you prefer to play indoors or outdoors? How about now?

Excerpts from the Twitter Stream of (un)Consciousness:

This still hasn't been resolved as of my bedtime: What does Rep. Jack Kimble (Imaginary R, CA) want with Daily KOS?:

A burning local Los Angeles issue that I am completely on board with:

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Tuesday 1/29
On This Day

In 1834, President Andrew Jackson ordered the first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.

In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published, in the New York Evening Mirror.

In 1861, Kansas was admitted as the 34th state.

In 1900, the American League, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia.

In 1995, the San Francisco 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowl titles when they beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. (also: Go Niners!!!)

In 1998, bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing an off-duty policeman and severely wounding a nurse. The bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured in May 2003 and is serving a life sentence. Unfortunately he is idolized by the "right to life" crowd.

In 2006, ABC "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman were seriously injured in a roadside bombing in Iraq.

In 2009, the Illinois Senate voted to remove Governor Rod Blagojevich from office.

In 2010, abortion opponent Scott Roeder was convicted of murder by a jury in Wichita, Kan., in the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller, one of the only doctors to offer late-term abortions in the U.S.

Born on This Day

1737 - Thomas Paine, English-born American patriot (d. 1809)

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1801 - Horatia Nelson, daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (d. 1881)

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1843 - William McKinley, American politician, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)

1860 - Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (d. 1904)

1866 - Julio Peris Brell, Spanish painter (d. 1944)

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1867 - Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish writer (d. 1928)

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1874 - John D. Rockefeller Jr., American entrepreneur (d. 1960)

1880 - W. C. Fields, American actor (d. 1946)

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1905 - Barnett Newman, American painter (d. 1970)

1910 - Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)

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1913 - Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)

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1915 - Bill Peet, American children's book illustrator (d.2002)

1918 - John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)

1936 - James Jamerson, American bass guitarist (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1983)

1939 - Germaine Greer, Australian writer

1942 - Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer (also murderer)

1944 - Katharine Ross, American actress

1944 - Andrew Loog Oldham, English rock and roll producer

1945 - Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter, film producer, NRA member

1946 - Bettye Lavette, American soul singer-songwriter

1947 - David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep and Spice) (d. 1985)

1952 - Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-born musician and record producer (The Ramones) (I'd like to dedicate this song to Congress)

1953 - Peter Baumann, German musician (Tangerine Dream)

1953 - Louie Pérez, American songwriter, percussionist and guitarist (Los Lobos and Latin Playboys) This is the song that always makes me want to dance:

1954 - Richard Manitoba, American singer (The Dictators and MC5)

1960 - Greg Louganis, American diver

1970 - Paul Ryan, American politician, failed VP candidate, maker of unworkable budgets

1975 - Sara Gilbert, American actress

1976 - Chris Castle, American singer-songwriter

1982 - Adam Lambert, American actor and singer

Died on This Day

1763 - Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)

1888 - Edward Lear, English artist, illustrator, author, and poet (b. 1812)

1899 - Alfred Sisley, British impressionist painter (b. 1839)

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1923 - Elihu Vedder, painter (b. 1836)

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1933 - Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)

1956 - H. L. Mencken, American journalist (b. 1880)

1963 - Robert Frost, American poet (b. 1874)

1964 - Alan Ladd, American actor (b. 1913)

1977 - Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (b. 1954)

1980 - Jimmy Durante, American actor and comedian (b. 1893)

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1986 - Leif Erickson, American actor (b. 1911)

1992 - Willie Dixon, blues musician and composer (b. 1915)

(and for good measure, even though he is not the star of the show)

1998 - Joseph Alioto, American politician (b. 1916)

1999 - Lili St. Cyr, American exotic dancer/stripper (b. 1918)

2009 - John Martyn, Scottish singer and songwriter (b. 1948)

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Good morning! (2.00 / 22)
I'm short one hour of sleep. This could be fun. I made a big shot of espresso, that helped temporarily.

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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


You notice one hour of deprivation? (2.00 / 15)
You must have good sleep habits!

My hours slept varies from 4 to 8; I don't really notice a shortfall unless it's less than about 5 1/2.

By the way, if "overslept" is a word, how come "underslept" is not?  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


[ Parent ]
Hmmm. I have to open comments in a new window (2.00 / 11)
in order to reply to them.

I am really, really lucky that I never have trouble sleeping, and 6 hours is perfect for me. I watched a Lincoln screener last night, which kept me up past my usual bedtime, so waking up was not easy. I should be fine now that I am fully awake at work. But I can't do this too many days in a row anymore.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Nice blues this morning...thanks! (2.00 / 11)
I actually slept last night....doesn't happen as often as I wish it would. A series of night time naps just isn't the same as real sleep.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

[ Parent ]
Housecleaning music? (2.00 / 16)
I have no love for housework, but when forced to acknowledge dust balls from cat and dog hair, one of my favorite get up and clean tunes is Stevie Winwood's (Chaka Khan doing back-up vocals)

Dancin' with my mop :)

 

"If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition"

Bernice Johnson Reagon


Probably my favorite Winwood song. Also love "Back in the High (2.00 / 14)
Life".

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
My favorite Winwood is the very old stuff. (2.00 / 11)
Spencer Davis through Traffic. A lot of the Spencer Davis stuff is perfect housecleaning music.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
I have all the old stuff too, in one place or another. At some point (2.00 / 10)
in the 80s, Winwood was just about all I listened to.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
I don't know why, but this is my favorite cleaning song (2.00 / 4)
It has nothing to do with cleaning, but put it on loud and I just have to get up and do stuff!



[ Parent ]
I don't know if I know any songs (2.00 / 4)
about cleaning.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
Here are some. Not about housecleaning, but washing stuff (2.00 / 3)



[ Parent ]
Van Morrison has one (2.00 / 3)
called Cleaning Windows.

I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Good morning, everyone. (2.00 / 16)
Here are a few answers:

What is your favorite music to clean house to? This is blue jersey dad's job, especially since he's retired and I am not.

Nuts and chews or soft centers (candy, you fool)? All of the above.

Is cooked fruit OK? Yes, I like fruit on the grill. Frankly, I like fruit in almost any form.

Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes? Yes.

When you were little did you prefer to play indoors or outdoors? Outdoors, except in the winter. That's one of the reasons I became a field archaeologist. It is one of the few professions that requires a graduate degree but lets you work outdoors.

How about now? I still love being outside, except in the winter. I do not like cold and snow.  


That would make Hawaiian archaeologist ideal (2.00 / 15)
no cold or snow there.

But it doesn't help much in New Jersey.

I wonder what future archaeologists will make of our stuff

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


[ Parent ]
As you know, I have been working in Hawaii since 2010. (2.00 / 15)
In this part of the world, we really can't work in the winter. When I was a student (some time in the Middle Bronze Age), I did some work near Albany in early March. The ground was partially frozen. It was not fun.

[ Parent ]
The ground here in Albany (2.00 / 4)
is STILL frozen!

(though it may be thawing as we speak)


[ Parent ]
The ground here in Albany (2.00 / 4)
is STILL frozen!

(though it may be thawing as we speak)


[ Parent ]
I am feeling (2.00 / 14)
rather frustrated this a.m.  I live in a state where your car must pass a vehicle emission test yearly.  Unfortunately, this is turning into a sort of "poor tax" because the cars that flunk are almost invariably older cars.  To repair them - and one must get them repaired to get them registered and driveable - can cost an insane amount of money.  While I fully understand the need to reduce carbon emissions and would love to be able to buy myself and my kids more environmentally friendly cars or take public transport, neither option is possible.  

This is a minor issue compared to many other impositions on the less than wealthy out there but it is really becoming impossible to "make it round here anymore"....even if you are all employed in a family.


I had a jolt yesterday at the dealer. I drive a "high altitude" vehicle (2.00 / 12)
and while I've never had great mileage, it has dropped off the charts since moving to sea level.  I've gone from getting about 400 miles per tank to a bit less than 300.  Yikes. Thought the fuel injectors might need to be reset to sea level specs but I was assured that is not the case.  It seems Missouri specs for winter fuel are different than that of most states.  The service tech explained that as long as winter fuel was in use, drivers can expect a reduction of 3-4 miles per gallon (or more)  and we just have to live with it.  Jeez.

"I base most of my fashion sense on whether or not it itches"  -- Gilda Radner

[ Parent ]
Just one more (2.00 / 10)
regressive toll. They break my heart. You talk about other impositions on the poor, God knows there are enough of them. Each little example of "It's expensive to be poor" makes me want to weep all over again.

Let there be light. Then let there be a cat, a cocktail, and a good book.

[ Parent ]
Answers (2.00 / 13)
What is your favorite music to clean house to?

Something complex to keep my mind busy. Coltrane or Bach or similar

Nuts and chews or soft centers (candy, you fool)?

I am not a huge candy fan. I get fat eating fats not sweets.

Is cooked fruit OK?

Yes.

Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes?

Yes, if the cuisine calls for it. There are north African/Arab dishes that are wonderful with sweet and savory.  Thai food often has a balance between many flavors. But I don't like the attempts that go into some European foods.

When you were little did you prefer to play indoors or outdoors?

Indoors

How about now?

Indoors.  

"Most people worry about their own bellies and other people's souls when we all ought to worry about our own souls and others' bellies" Israel Salanter


as for housecleaning (2.00 / 13)
music:

Reggae!

Especially favorites:

1. Rastaman vibration
2. Jump Niyabinghi


Morning, F-ers! National Corn Chip Day? Is that (2.00 / 13)
a day to celebrate national corn chips?  Can we not celebrate local corn chips?   What is wrong with Federalism?

Now that I've asked some questions, here are my answers:
What is your favorite music to clean house to? Talking Heads and the B-52s
Nuts and chews or soft centers (candy, you fool)? I say "Nuts" to nuts
Is cooked fruit OK? Sure
Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes?  But, of course.  I make a sweet and sour pork dish with pineapple and a sauce based on soy sauce.  Delicious!  
When you were little did you prefer to play indoors or outdoors?  Outdoors
How about now?  That depends on what I'm playing.  

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas


Local corn chips are the best! (2.00 / 11)
Those store bought ones all suck. Too salty, usually, or too many unnecessary flavors added. Meh.

;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
Chip locally! (2.00 / 4)


I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Found a great local corn chip in Costco (2.00 / 4)
When we were visiting the parents over xmas, we found a local brand in their Costco that is really good.  We now have a stash in our garage.  

Of course the reason they are so good is they are much oiler than other chips.  Mmmm oil!


[ Parent ]
Too salty? (2.00 / 3)
This is not possible. Your argument is invalid.

;)


[ Parent ]
For those of us with a discerning palate (0.00 / 0)
of course it is!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

[ Parent ]
The Lumineers - Flowers In Your Hair (2.00 / 9)


Love is the lasting legacy of our lives

Free Thinkers Day... (2.00 / 9)
Ya know, somehow I just gotta believe this is not something the current GOP leadership will embrace...

What is your favorite music to clean house to? 80's music...Heart, Styx, Cheap Trick..

Nuts and chews or soft centers (candy, you fool)? All of 'em :o)

Is cooked fruit OK? Yep

Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes? Absolutely

When you were little did you prefer to play indoors or outdoors? How about now? Outside, and now, I like to be outside but with lupus I now have sun sensitivity so I can't be outside as much. However that one little downer doesn't stop me from sitting on the front porch to work on various fiber/handcrafts...

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


another bomb and run day. (2.00 / 10)
hope you all have a good 2sday!

what's with Kimble's obsession with DK? (2.00 / 8)
What's important is that it is chocolate.

What do you mean by cooked fruit? Fruit cooked and seasoned and served as is, like cooked apples, then no. Fruit cooked in certain desserts like cobbler, or like apple sauce, yes. Fruit used in a cream pie like lemon meringue or key lime, yes.  

Fruit, dried and fresh, is good in stuffing. I sometimes add diced apples to ribs and kraut. Also certain fruits are good in green salads.

I've always been an indoors person. I would much rather read a book than play outside. Still am.  


Cooked fruit is fine in pies. (2.00 / 8)
And let us not forget that the tomato is a fruit. :-)

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Andrew Jackson, authoritarian from start to finish. (2.00 / 11)
What?  I'm actually here in the morning.  What?

Love the Sisley choice.

Hmm.  Questions:

What is your favorite music to clean house to?

Don't laugh.  It used to be "She Bangs," except that I would get sidetracked salsa-ing.  Now it's probably Cee-Lo.  Yes, that one.

Nuts and chews or soft centers (candy, you fool)?

Usually soft, but sometimes nuts are okahy.  Chewy, not so much.

Is cooked fruit OK?

Not usually by itself.  Too much a reminder of the [commercial] canned fruit of my childhood.  In recipes, though, it's great.

Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes?

ABSOLUTELY.

When you were little did you prefer to play indoors or outdoors?

Both.  The key word here is "play."

How about now?

Depends on what we're playing at . . . .

Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.


Late again (2.00 / 7)
same reason as yesterday: out playing tennis. Trying to break in new shoes and I think I have a small blister coming up on my toe. Rest tomorrow, then back on the courts Thursday.

It's freaking awesome here today...sunny and 55! Supposed to go up to the mid 60's later. Mother Nature is teasing me again. :)

What is your favorite music to clean house to?

I have a playlist on my iPod called Workout, and I use that to clean house as well. I find the Theme from Peter Gunn excellent to vacuum to ;)

Nuts and chews or soft centers (candy, you fool)?

Don't eat much candy anymore, but NO NUTS. All chocolate must be nut-free here...but you knew that ;)

Is cooked fruit OK?

Better than just okay!

Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes?

Yes. Yes. YES.

When you were little did you prefer to play indoors or outdoors? How about now?

When I was little, I would rather play outdoors, if I was indoors I was reading. But on a nice sunny day, I would rather play outside. I'm sure my parents agreed :)

Now I would still rather play outside...weather permitting. If it's too cold or wet, I will play indoors. I didn't grow up in an area where it snowed, so I don't know how to play in it. I just stand at the window and shake my fist at it :)

mmmmmmmm...asparagus wrapped in bacon!


HEY, SNOW! GET OFF MY LAWN! (2.00 / 3)
My response to the play question is:

When I was a kid, I preferred outside, especially when it was snowing.

Now, I prefer outside, unless it's snowing.

I'm lucky.


[ Parent ]
Pertinent to me health news from the NYT...... (2.00 / 6)
Aging in Brain Found to Hurt Sleep Needed for Memory

Scientists have known for decades that the ability to remember newly learned information declines with age, but it was not clear why. A new study may provide part of the answer.

The report, posted online on Sunday by the journal Nature Neuroscience, suggests that structural brain changes occurring naturally over time interfere with sleep quality, which in turn blunts the ability to store memories for the long term.


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01...

A Hodgepodge of Muffins, All Gluten-Free
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01...

Tasty gluten free baking is a challenge for me, but these recipes appear promising.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


I answered the music question up above (2.00 / 4)
which leaves only these two where I have a definitive opinion:

Is cooked fruit OK? Almost never.  There are exceptions, of course, but as a rule, NO!!

Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes? Sometimes yes, but this kind of pairing should only be left to the professionals.  


I'm amazed how many people have cleaning music (2.00 / 2)
My response to that is mainly, "cleaning?"  

Heh.

If I cleaned, I'd have to kill SO MANY fur bunnies. O the 'umanity.

With you on Lincoln. So, so, so good.

What is your favorite music to clean house to? Covered this already

Nuts and chews or soft centers (candy, you fool)? Solid dark chocolate only

Is cooked fruit OK? No. At least, not for eating.

Are sweet ingredients (like fruit) OK in savory dishes? No.

When you were little did you prefer to play indoors or outdoors? Umm, it depended. Was it bug season? Inside. Not? Outside.

How about now? Pretty much the same.


Ah, (2.00 / 2)
A person after my own heart!

Solid dark chocolate only


I'm lucky.

[ Parent ]
Ha Ha Hovers!! (0.00 / 0)
A day late but I am glad I had a chance to read these hovers. A +4 day.

Thanks, Floja Roja.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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