“LALALALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU.”
In the fourth video, a Planned Parenthood VP says their clinics need to “have their stories straight” because she “doesn’t want to get called on selling fetal parts across states.” She also says, as have PP execs in previous videos, that abortion procedures are changed to preserve specimens for sale. Later, she laughs and jokes while dissecting a newly dead baby. You can hear the sound of the skull being cracked open as she explains that Planned Parenthood prefers to sell baby body parts individually because it’s more lucrative.
July 30, 2015: White House admits to ‘merely repeating’ Planned Parenthood talking points on videos
It’s a sick society that drives a dentist into hiding and obscurity while abortion doctors drive around in Lamborghinis.
Pro-aborts are tweeting their support for Baby Parts R Us.
Me? Not so much.
Granted, everybody comes here to catch up on all things political. It’s OK, I’m with that. But after spending hours and hours immersed in the corruption and depravity that we are mired in, it’s therapeutic to take a step back and just chill. These posts don’t elicit any response but hopefully somebody might get a smile.
Tonight’s feast at the bunkhouse features some sweet corn donated by somebody I work with. He has a farmer friend who has a bounty of it. We had corn for supper every night during the summer and what we didn’t sell Granny would freeze so we had produce all winter. We planted two different strains, one a 65 day hybrid and the other a 90 day brand. The trick was to plant 10-12 rows at a time, wait a week then plant another 10 rows. This yielded a fresh crop all season instead of having it all ripen at once. My grandfather was not an educated man, didn’t have a degree in horticulture or know anything about organic vegetables. He just worked damn hard and could grow anything. To him, mealtime was a celebration of God’s grace and our ability to bring such goodness from the earth.
We didn’t have a lot of material possessions, our meals didn’t have any fancy sauces or names you couldn’t pronounce. But nobody enjoyed fresher food prepared with more love. We had each other and in the end that was all we needed.
ON WITH THE SILLINESS
STOP AND PONDER HOW MUCH OF YOUR LIFE YOU’VE JUST TOTALLY WASTED BEFORE MOVING ON
If you’re thinking you maybe, but possibly not sure want to get into fermenting produce, here is a way to do it without buying any special equipment.
SPOILAGE vs. FERMENTING:
The most common failure for a ferment is mold growing on the surface. If this happens, throw it out. COMMON QUESTION: A bulging can is a sign of botulism. Why is a bulging ferment lid a good thing? SIMPLE ANSWER: Canning destroys all the biotics … pro and con. Botulinus happens to be more heat-tolerant than the other biotics and can be the only survivor in the can if the food doesn’t get hot enough for long enough. Fermenting allows all the biotics to grow. The pro vastly out-number and out-power the con, particularly botulinus, which may be heat tolerant, but otherwise is a weenie that can’t compete unless you kill off all the competition.
The most obvious sign that the ferment has succeeded is gas production. Once the pro-biotics in the food are making that gas, you are assured that the food in the jar will remain edible for months. Let it ferment on the counter until you like the flavor, then put it in the fridge to stall the ferment until you eat it all up. It does continue fermenting very slowly even in the fridge, but you’ll eat it before you notice any increase in tartness.
This salsa recipe is excellent fresh, but even better fermented. It’s my favorite to recommend for beginners. It makes about two quarts; feel free to halve it if you want. Use ORGANIC ingredients only. They come fully stocked with an abundance of natural, healthful pro-biotics and contain no growth-restricting toxins.
- 3 lbs tomatoes, firmer varieties (like for sauce, not salad) work best.
- 1-2 onions (or scallions or chives if you prefer, or mix them).
- Minced garlic … to taste. The original recipe suggested 4 cloves, which I think is too much.
- Fresh, chopped green stuff … cilantro, parsley, carrot greens … to taste.
- 1-2 lemon and/or lime, zested and juiced.
- 2 tsp uniodized salt … you can add more than 2 tsp if you prefer the taste, but do not reduce the salt below 1 tsp per 1 quart of produce. Salt suppresses mold growth until the fermenting process takes hold. It’s very important. Note: 1 tsp applies to salt that is fine enough to pour from a shaker.
- Spices to taste … remember that oil-based flavors (most everything but salt) take time to release fully.
- Peppers, sweet and/or spicy, if you like them.
- Some kefir whey or powdered culture starter … note: these culture starters get your ferment going faster, but you don’t need them. There’s plenty of natural pro-biotics in organic produce to get a ferment growing.
Chop everything and toss it all in a bowl to get the produce to release juices to form brine (salt water). If you add chili powder or some other oil-based spices, stir it up well and let it all sit for 20 minutes or longer before taste testing. Salt releases its flavor into the food immediately. Most other additives need time to reveal themselves.
When it tastes great in the bowl, stuff it into sterile glass canning jars, leaving 1″ headroom. Push down on the food to get the brine to come up as far as it’s going to. If the natural liquid does not cover the top of the food, add kefir whey or filtered water. (Do not use tap water! The chlorine and other additives some cities add will kill your pro-biotics.)
The produce likes to float, so the top bits almost always get themselves above the water. This is where mold can take hold. Some folks use a weight; I prefer to coat the produce with a little olive oil. Oil floats, so it stays on top, it works well to keep air away from the food, and when the ferment is ready to eat, I think the oil stirred into the food enhances the flavor.
Cap the jars as shown in the photo above and leave them out on the counter at room temperature to ferment for 2 days or so, avoiding direct sunlight. If your plastic bubble gets big, unscrew the lid to release the gas, then close it up. If your plastic bursts, replace it. You can switch to a solid lid when you refrigerate if you prefer.
Source for original salsa recipe:
Camille Paglia is an atheist, a Democrat, a professor and a social critic. You’d think you could predict her reaction here, but you’d be wrong.
“Liberalism has sadly become a knee-jerk ideology, with people barricaded in their comfortable little cells. They think that their views are the only rational ones, and everyone else is not only evil but financed by the Koch brothers. It’s so simplistic!”
“Now let me give you a recent example of the persisting insularity of liberal thought in the media,” she said. “When the first secret Planned Parenthood video was released in mid-July, anyone who looks only at liberal media was kept totally in the dark about it, even after the second video was released.”
“It was a huge and disturbing story,” she continued, “but there was total silence in the liberal media. That kind of censorship was shockingly unprofessional. The liberal major media were trying to bury the story by ignoring it.”
“Now I am a former member of Planned Parenthood and a strong supporter of unconstrained reproductive rights. But I was horrified and disgusted by those videos and immediately felt there were serious breaches of medical ethics in the conduct of Planned Parenthood officials.”
“But here’s my point,” she concluded. “It is everyone’s obligation, whatever your political views, to look at both liberal and conservative news sources every single day. You need a full range of viewpoints to understand what is going on in the world.
Paglia also expressed her love for The Drudge Report and her deep respect for religion.
“All the great world religions contain a complex system of beliefs regarding the nature of the universe and human life that is far more profound than anything that liberalism has produced. … I find it completely hypocritical for people in academe or the media to demand understanding of Muslim beliefs and yet be so derisive and dismissive of the devout Christian beliefs of Southern conservatives.”
Planned Parenthood has hired a Democratic PR megafirm to handle its undercover video nightmare. I’m totes confident that not one penny of taxpayer money is going to pay said PR firm. (ha ha)
Given how pro-abortion the Left Stream Media is, one has to wonder how much actual bullying has been required.
BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, and Vox all specialize in reporting on anything that’s trending in social media. “Babies R Us” is definitely trending, yet none of the three has published a single story on the subject.
Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments Specific to the Specimen
Planned Parenthood has claimed the fees they’ve been filmed dickering over are merely to cover their costs and thus fall within the bounds of the law.
If that were true, there would be a flat fee based on their, you know, COSTS. There is no reason to haggle over the value of the time and materials it takes to package, ship and do paperwork. Those costs are what they are. A flat fee schedule would suffice.
Bishop James Conley (Lincoln, Nebraska) reminds us of our responsibility to pray for abortion workers. “Behind every depravity there is a soul, in danger of being lost forever.”
July 29, 2015: The California Superior Court issued a very narrow and temporary restraining order preventing the release of a specific part of one specific undercover video. David Daleiden, the lead researcher with CMP, said it was a very good day in court for them and that the complaints filed are groundless.
“The recordings in California complied with the California law,” he said. “The California law only applies to ‘confidential communications’ and does not include conversations held in public that anyone can overhear. There is significant case law on this point as well.”