Passover recipes usually feature gefilte fish, chicken soup with matzoh balls, horseradish, and more as described here:
As good as those are, one need not be limited to the standard selections. Here's a list of tasty variations which still follow the week's rules: matzoh granola, cinnamon quinoa, smoked salmon crepes, sorrel soup, and lots more (would you believe matzoh lasagna?).
Why aren’t the middle classes revolting?
I’m not financially sophisticated enough to understand the labyrinthine ins and outs of private equity deals. But I don’t think I need to be. Here, my relative ignorance is actually a plus. You took a viable company, ran up ridiculous levels of debt, paid yourselves millions and then walked away, leaving unemployment and unpaid tax bills in your wake. What’s to understand? We should be calling for your heads on a plate.
In America? Ho ho, you must be kidding.
More past the orange space-time vortex...
Brazil has qualms about the ongoing bloodbath in Gaza, so they recalled their ambassador to Israel for consultations. Apparently Israel's diplomats aren't happy about this. More below.
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world: with 5% of the population it has 25% of the world's prisoners, higher than China or Russia:
We here at DK have ripped plenty on Erick son of Erick, for perfectly valid reasons, but I want to give credit where credit is due. He wrote a lovely eulogy which showed how deeply her poetry affected him:
I am pretty sure that Maya Angelou and I would disagree on much politically, but I’d stand still on a hot bed of coals to hear her tell me she disagreed. I loved her mind and I loved her voice.
Her writings helped me connect to others, other times, and issues I have had difficulty relating to.
A current of racial politics has run through the Republican Party for decades, exemplified by Ronald Reagan starting his 1980 campaign cheering on "States Rights" (code word for letting the South discriminate) at the very site when three civil rights workers were murdered not sixteen years before. It continues through Reagan's "welfare queen" speech, through Bush Senior's Willie Horton ads, rolls in Jesse Helms's entire career like a pig in mud, gloried in keeping 80000 black voters from the Florida polls in 2000 by claiming they were felons, and continues to this day in bogus voter-ID schemes.
Yet, somehow, a Republican main ally has stayed above the fray, saying they were about religious freedom and preventing the destruction of human life. Follow me over the hedgerow to find the lie.
For years we've heard Republicans claim this is a center-right nation, that outside big-city dens of liberalism the United States is conservative, and that Democrats didn't represent the mainstream. This is how they justify extreme policies by claiming they're just a little more conservative than the country.
It turns out, as with almost everything else from Republicans, to be a lie. More below:
Stephen Colbert was right, as usual. Reality, the stuff we can see and feel, as opposed to the excited vaporings of Teabaggers and their demented billionaire sponsors, points to liberal conclusions. Over the flip, see three examples published on the same day:
Sounds like a conspiracy theory? Not really. It's a story about how narrow-sighted management will juice up short-term profits and kill the long-term viability of a company. More after the orange space-time vortex:
We know that Republican Congresses tend to favor tax giveaways to the rich while stepping on unions, but nobody's really put numbers on how much. Until now, below the fold:
We already know Richard Mellon Scaife, who tried taking down Bill Clinton for almost a decade, Dick DeVos of the Amway pyramid scheme, the infamous Koch brothers, and Harold Simmons, SwiftBoat funder and Obama hater.
Here is another beauty, after the 620 nanometer space-time vortex.
We know the Republicans are barkingly mad: first the Quitta from Wasilla, then King Combover Trump, followed by Crazy-eyes Michelle, succeeded by Prayin' Rick Perry, and now the guy who managed to make pizza taste bad. We know this, but now it seems even the Villagers are starting to get concerned, as witness Dana Milbank offering advice to Obama on how to beat his opponents. More post-squiggularity: