Open Thread 22 NOV 23 ~ pre-turkey day


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Corn bread dressing or dirty rice? Ah, the dilemmas ..

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Prepping for a small gathering tomorrow. A cooking adventure ultimato. Trying to figure out
if I want to make traditional cajun dirty rice or another southern staple: cornbread dressing.
Suppose could just do both, but that may be a bit much.

Will spatchcock the turkey, so dressings will be on the side. The gals are doing the veggies
and the table is only so big (like the stomachs). I do so love to make a skillet cornbread.
And I may be the only yankee around that craves white rice. So there is that to consider.

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Irregardless of culinary chores, hope your preps are satisfactory and company heart filling!

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Open thread so stuff anything you like

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A bunch of psychos decided to off JFK in Dallas. The last best hope for our nation.
Top secret mystery still. What are they hiding? Probably enough to spark a full
blown civil war.

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Thanks Brandon.

President Biden has utterly failed to hold DeJoy to account for his internal attack on the US Postal Service.

No more public input at the quarterly Postal Board of Governors sessions.

https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/louis-dejoy-postal-service-agenda

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I'm cooking a Turkey today to take to the family tomorrow. I make an almond flour dressing that is pretty good and difficult to tell from cornbread dressing.

We finally got a decent rain yesterday, 2.3". Brought down lots of leaves too.

Wishing you all a nice holiday! Thanks for the OT.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout

if you get stuck in traffic
at least you have victuals aboard

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The Biden administration has been providing Israel with the location of humanitarian groups in Gaza for weeks to prevent allow strikes against their facilities. But Israel has continued to hit such sites.

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/11/21/u-s-has-sent-israel-data-on-aid...

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No elaborate cooking for this holiday. We will throw together a meal out of whatever vegetables we do not want to pack up and take home, whatever meat we have that we want to finish up.
Tonight is a concert at Luckenbach. We might tour a museum this afternoon.
Oh, I am dedicating an hour to work. I am at the final stage of an eviction. The occupants have gobs of experience in fighting them. They represent themselves, and expertly so. They have dragged out the process for months, and will likely file one more emergency writ before the constable arrives to move them out. My concern is the real possibility of violence between the parties. Threats have already been made.
30 years ago, evictions and foreclosures were quick and simple. Seems the predator landlords and lenders were scamming immigrants at the border so egregiously, all laws and procedures were changed. I have hesitated to rent, although I have had many opportunities to make some acquisitions of rental properties. When things go wrong, they go horribly wrong very quickly.
One day before I die, I want the truth about JFK's assassination. It might trigger a revolution, but a revolution just might be warranted.
Well, come to Texas and be a renter, and the government will take good care of you. However, if you are a homeless Texan, you are on your own, pal. That's how we rock!
I hope everyone is enjoying their cook time and working up a good appetite for tomorrow. Enjoy your family and friends!
Thanks for the OT, Q.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

@on the cusp

sounds like a great way to round out a vakay!

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QMS. Will grill/roast turkey this year, sausage and apple stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin squash pie.

Ignoring news today, too much other stuff going on at the moment which means good news (since no news). Postal mail keeps piling up by the kilo, it is absotively crazy.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

@enhydra lutris

of an apple / sausage stuffing
makes dirty rice pale in comparison

went with the cornbread dressing instead
yumm!

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I had to go cook some ground sausage, Chinese fried rice, red and green pepper, and an egg, all leftovers from the last couple of days meals.
Yup, I'm the cleanup crew 'round here.
I can take leftovers from amazingly disparate meals and make whole new inventions.
Sometimes not though.
My suspicions about this government stem directly from the secrecy surrounding that entire JFK affair. When John Kennedy was murdered I instantly became a critical mind regarding America and have remained that way since.
The people that were responsible for his death created me. And millions more just like me.
Thanks for the OT.

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Neither Russia nor China is our enemy.
Neither Iran nor Venezuela are threatening America.
Cuba is a dead horse, stop beating it.

@earthling1

it is amazing how otherwise non-related bits can
enjoin to make a new meal
never to be reduplicated

bon appetite!

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@QMS I can make a soup, stew, taco, or sandwich out of all kinds of stuff. It just pisses me off to throw away leftovers

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

While details are still sketchy we get this.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rainbow-bridge-niagara-falls-closed...

The FBI is investigating a vehicle explosion Wednesday at the border crossing between Canada and the United States after a vehicle crashed into the checkpoint structure at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, four senior law enforcement officials briefed on the matter said.

There were two occupants in the vehicle that crashed and both are dead, according to two senior law enforcement officials briefed on the matter.

A Customs and Border Protection officer also suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization, a senior law enforcement official said.

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@humphrey

there are consequences of unilateral murder

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@humphrey

Car bombs don’t usually become airborne before exploding do they?

For weeks the FBI has been warning of possible blowback because of Biden’s support of Israel’s mass murder and people have been wondering when the false flag attacks would happen. Not saying that this is what it was. Just keeping an open mind because of how many times it’s happened before. I agree with Q.

And if Biden is so concerned about the troops in the Middle East being in danger he should pull them out and problem solved.

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Which AIPAC/MIC/pharma/bank bought politician are you going to vote for? Don’t be surprised when nothing changes.

@snoopydawg

forget about securing the world. focus on your own borders first.
move some of those 800 overseas bases back home and get serious
it may be too late, but it may ease tensions?

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Ok, crave, crave is a better word for it. Not sure I'm a Yank though, being from the PacNW Smile Have a great Turkey Day!

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so