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Cornier cornbread. Try this:

Substitute masa, corn flour, for the wheat flour in your recipe.
I use one cup of coarse ground corn meal, one of masa, and one of buttermilk.
Pinch of salt.
Purty damn good.

Ezra Klein's VERY persuasive argument FOR impeachment now.

For me this is a real eye-opener.

Assault on Medicare


I just sent this to my repug congressman. Feel free to send similar to yours.

I'm just curious.
What would Trump have to do?
How bad does it have to get?

Your seat may be safe, so far.
That seems to be of primary importance in elected government offices today.
Safe at least from a Democratic challenger, working solo, because the state party is in a shambles.
But there are already Republican challengers.
If one would dare to not support Trump, I wonder what their chances would be in the 1st District? Maybe better than we think?

I'm appealing to your better nature and sense of dedication and obligation to the oath of office you took.
"“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3

I, Bradley Byrne, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

I took a similar oath when I was commissioned in the United States Air Force.
I meant it and abided by it.
Do You?

I'm in Alabama, hence the part about the state party.
It's a hot mess.

According to Article III of the U.S. constitution we do NOT have to be at war to charge treason.

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason.

If we conclude that Russia is an 'enemy', then Donnie Two-Scoops has surely 'adhered' to them.

Tonight at Chez trof: BURRITO EGG ROLLS Recipe:

Saw this and had to try it. We're going to try baking a few with an egg wash in a 400 oven to see if that works.
I'll let you know.

1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 
1/2 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. taco seasoning
Kosher salt 
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 c. black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 c. frozen corn 
2 c. shredded cheddar
1/4 c. Cholula Green pepper hot sauce
1 small tomato, seeded and diced 
12 egg roll wrappers 
Vegetable oil, for frying - Guacamole, for serving

1. In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Cook meat, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat and return beef to skillet. Add black beans and corn and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool slightly.

2. Add cheddar and Cholula Green Pepper to ground beef mixture, then fold in tomato.
3. Set an egg roll wrapper in a diamond shape in front of you and spoon ¼ cup burrito mixture in the center. Fold up bottom half and sides, then gently roll, sealing the seam with a couple drops of water. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.
4. In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 inch vegetable oil over medium heat until it starts to bubble. Working in batches, add egg rolls and fry until golden, 1 minute per side. Drain on a paper towel–lined plate and let cool slightly. Repeat with remaining egg rolls.
5. Serve warm, with guacamole for dipping.

tRump is our Captain Queeg.

Get him some ball bearings to finger.
Evidently he is good at fingering things.


An old German lady friend told us about this.

Make your standard (cooked) cornbread (Pepperidge Farms?) poultry dressing/stuffing recipe with maybe a bit more liquid.
Form it into patties about the size of your palm.
Sautee on both sides until the surface is a bit crusty.

I think the senate repugs already know what's in the whistleblower memo.

You know they do.
And they have a propaganda ploy/scenario/whatever to 'nullify' it all ready to launch.
That's the only reason I can think of that they've called for it to be delivered to them now.

They are slimy bastards.

OK, who remembers Rod McKuen? "Listen to the Warm"

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