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People Are Horrified By This Popcorn And Mayo Salad Recipe

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Well, people on the internet would challenge that notion as they are showing no mercy for a popcorn salad that went viral. Chef Molly Yeh shared a recipe which includes popcorn and mayonnaise and the internet is horrified. People are expressing their disgust and even calling the salad a crime against humanity.

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While she is making the salad, Molly explains that “Popcorn salad is one of those classic Midwestern dishes that you would often find in a church basement potluck.” According to her, the typical ingredients are vegetables, popcorn, and mayonnaise; some people put fish in it. She admits that hearing what goes into the salad, it sounds weird, but is confident saying that the final dish tastes really good.

Molly’s recipe includes vegetables like peas, carrots, and shallots whipped up with mayonnaise, sour cream, cider vinegar, sugar, and Dijon mustard. It all gets mixed with a pile of popcorn and the plate is finished off by putting watercress and some celery leaves on top.

https://www.boredpanda.com/soggy-salad-popcorn-food-network/


https://twitter.com/codybtapp/status/1381293799209570306

Classic Midwestern dish?!

The Unsung Ranger Behind the U.S. Forest Service's Iconic Signs

Career ranger Virgil “Bus” Carrell had no design training, but “really gave a damn,” say experts, about his lasting legacy.



Most Americans haven’t heard the name Virgil “Bus” Carrell. But drive across the country and you’ll see Carrell’s work. And if you’ve entered a national forest, driven to a natural monument, or crossed the Continental Divide, you’ve probably even pulled over and snapped a selfie next to one of his creations. Those quirky brown-and-cream trapezoids, with the retro typeface that welcomes you to a U.S. Forest Service-managed site, are his legacy. Over the last half-century, those signs have become not only instantly recognizable, but iconic.

“Whoever designed these signs really gave a damn,” says designer Charles Spencer Anderson, whose influential Minneapolis-based firm specializes in identity development. “I don’t know if they had a sense of history when they designed these things, but it appears they understood the gravity of the assignment.”

Carrell had no formal design training, but he understood that the project to create signage for Forest Service properties coast to coast called for something special. Carrell and his team would create what he called a “family of shapes,” each sign an individual but clearly related to the others. For example, signs marking the Continental Divide are shaped like bow ties, as if two trapezoids were joined in the middle, but sport the same colors as the asymmetrical trapezoids welcoming you to scores of National Forests, and smaller symmetrical trapezoids at trailheads.

A ranger most of his life, Carrell may have seemed an unlikely design savant. He graduated from the University of Washington College of Forestry in the 1930s and immediately went to work for the Forest Service, immersing himself in every assignment from trail maintenance to fire prevention. “Before I was born, he and my mother even lived in a fire lookout tower for a while in Oregon,” says Carolyn Dennison, his daughter.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/forest-service-signs-history

Scoop: Trump alumni launch largest post-administration group

A constellation of Trump administration stars today will launch the America First Policy Institute, a 40-person nonprofit group with a first-year budget of $20 million, and the mission of perpetuating former President Trump's populist policies.

Why it matters: Two top Trump alumni tell me AFPI is by far the largest pro-Trump outside group, besides Trump's own Florida-based machine.

In coming months, the group plans to take a large office space near the U.S. Capitol as a symbol that it'll fight to be a muscular, well-heeled center of the future of conservatism.

I'm told that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are informal advisers.

https://www.axios.com/trump-policy-institute-brooke-rollins-bac3f2f8-b41a-45a6-a962-aeb126a38d0e.html

Records: Joel Greenberg doled out contracts to politicians, strategists tied to figures in Florida's

Before he resigned in disgrace last year, Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg doled out dubious contracts to a number of Republican politicians, political strategists and other allies, many with links to the scandals that have rocked Florida politics this month, according to audit documents, emails and other records reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel.

The records also provide further details of Greenberg’s friendships with two of the powerful figures buffeted by the controversies: U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and lobbyist Chris Dorworth. Greenberg, the records show, took a taxpayer-funded trip to Miami to meet with Gaetz and received an invitation from Dorworth to a VIP experience at an event with former President Donald Trump in which Dorworth promised, “They will feed us all booze and give us a ride as well as an escort to our luxury boxes.”

Viewed together, the records depict a Seminole County Tax Collector’s Office that, under Greenberg, turned into a source of money for people either personally close to Greenberg or plugged into GOP politics.

Auditors, hired by Seminole County commissioners to probe Greenberg’s spending after he resigned last year, found ample evidence of potential “misuse of taxpayer dollars” and a series of vague consulting contracts for which they found no evidence of work.

“We consider most of these contracts to be either excessive or unnecessary,” the auditors wrote.

Among the people who got such consulting deals from Greenberg:

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-prem-ne-joel-greenberg-connections-20210413-j2su54xccffopn6p5trplv5vzu-story.html

Well, this doesn't happen often (Fox News anchor praising Biden's speech):

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1382013105811685379

Southwest Michigan Republicans test positive for COVID-19 after district meeting

At least four, and potentially more than eight, Michigan Republicans who attended a district meeting at a Portage restaurant on March 25 tested positive for COVID-19 afterward, according to GOP officials.

Jason Watts, an Allegan County Republican and the treasurer for the 6th District Republican Committee, has been in the hospital for five days. He tested positive for COVID-19 on April 1 and is certain he was exposed to the virus at the regular meeting of the district organization, he said in a Tuesday phone interview from a hospital room in Grand Rapids.

"This meeting is what's happening in a lot of districts," Watts said. "They're not following the guidelines. I would say, at most, that room should have had 40 people there.

"The people in charge did not care."

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Watts said about 69 people attended the March 25 meeting, which also featured Republican supporters of former President Donald Trump who unsuccessfully attempted to remove him as treasurer over comments he made in The New York Times in February. Watts told the newspaper he didn't vote for Trump. In 2020, he said he cast his ballot for the Libertarian nominee.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/13/southwest-michigan-republicans-test-positive-covid-after-meeting/7202893002/

Ron DeSantis Once Had Vote Tossed When Officials Couldn't Verify Signature on Ballot...

MIAMI, Fla. – When then-Congressman Ron DeSantis cast his mail ballot for Florida’s primary election in 2016, election workers in his hometown flagged the signature as a mismatch.

When DeSantis provided the canvassing board a new signature as a backup to the signatures already on file, they determined that handwriting also had “no similarities” to the signature on DeSantis’ ballot and rejected the vote, according to Flagler County elections officials.
DeSantis, now Florida’s outspoken governor, declined several NBCLX requests for an interview and did not provide an explanation for why the signature on his ballot did not match his other signatures on file with local elections offices.

Florida’s proposed new voting restrictions, which mirror many of the controversial proposals in dozens of other Republican-led states, come just months after DeSantis, considered one of the early frontrunners for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, touted his state’s November election as “the most transparent and efficient election anywhere in the country.”

DeSantis’s public voting history – obtained through public records requests from the St. Johns and Flagler supervisors of elections – shows he regularly took advantage of Florida’s no-excuse absentee option, casting votes by mail in six out of seven elections between March 2016 and August 2020. The only time he voted in-person during that period was at a well-choreographed photo opportunity, when he appeared atop the ballot during his 2018 gubernatorial run.

https://www.lx.com/politics/ron-desantis-once-had-vote-tossed-when-officials-couldnt-verify-signature-on-ballot-was-his/34911/

"Now I am pro-paternity," Jesse Watters says, talking about his newborn son.

"Now I am pro-paternity," Jesse Watters says, talking about his newborn son. "I used to mock people for taking paternity, I used to think it was a big ruse, but now I wish I could take six weeks."

https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1381729267093008385
https://twitter.com/kellieandlola/status/1381932874178367489

Leaders of Michigan's largest companies announce their opposition to voting law changes that reduce





https://twitter.com/PolarBarrett/status/1381950508122918913

Here's the body camera footage of the killing of Daunte Wright that was just released (GRAPHIC)

https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1381656710650155013
https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1381658857978613764
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