Just wanted to take a quick minute and wish everyone a Happy Easter- and if you haven’t watched it, an interesting and sometimes testy debate on the role of religion in politics on MTP this morning.
Now go eat some ham and green beans and twice-baked potatoes and and pickled eggs and other good stuff. That is an order.
Actually I prefer Beaster. Frightening tale of a young bunny who, upon being possessed by unkind spirits through the ingestion of spiritually tainted Peeps, slays the entire village of Middlevale.
Neil Young apparently has gone into the studio and recorded a new single called “Impeach the President.” Might not be a particulalry big hit in Psycho Right precincts, but #1 @ iTunes? Easy.
Happy Easter to all.
Meet the Press can be viewed in its entirety online about three hours after the broadcast.
One panelist on the show is Sister Joan Chittister, who writes this about the children of Iraq this Easter:
Read Sister Chitister’s archived online writings here
Ordering us to eat ham? So you’re saying that Jews aren’t welcome here? Is that it? Huh? ;)
I think he meant turkey ham.
I am risen again the morning after having my YYth Birthday Bash. I have enough bread, cheese, wine, snack mixes, and fruit to host another one. The wine, esp. Gawd, I’ve got, like, 6 bottles.
I also have enough art and craft supplies to run a seminar. It was supposed to be a Let’s Make Art party, but everyone was too busy yakking and eating and drinking to pay attention to the official curriculum :)
Andrew J. Lazarus
Sounds better than my breakfast of buttered matzah.
Lentils and that other bean…………
I’m still trying to figure out the rationale of eating a pork product on a day to celebrate the resurrection of a Jewish carpenter.
My family always eats lamb. Much more appropriate.
i dunno. ham is traditional around christmas based on an old german pagan tradition. easter, i’m not sure why, but i have no doubts it was appropriated from somewhere. hell, easter is named after an anglo-saxon fertility goddess, hence all the stuff about eggs and bunnies and baby chicks.
A new (April) Maci photograph is my Easter gift to you, at my url. She is out visiting other relatives today and we are of course eating our livers with jealousy. So, looking at the pictures is a consolation …..
Her parents promised to have her here later in time for dinner and the Sopranos.
Oh, no. Our “War On Easter” hasn’t been much of a success, has it.
Ah well. Happy Hippity Hoppity to you too.
Us: a rack of lamb, cut into chops, marinated in French mustard, red vinegar, garlic and rosemary, with a touch of olive oil. Thrown on a high-temperature grill, to get just-short-of-burned on the outside but still rare inside. Yum.
i marinate it in lamb broth made from the bones of the last one, with some salt, oil, a lil vinegar and rosemary. then chuck it inna 200 degree oven til it’s nice and medium rare, then pull it out and let it rest while you fire the oven up to 550 or so and chuck it back in to sear the outside.
alternately, you can do the trick i like; to sear meat to give it the nice brown edge w/o cooking it too much, or in the case of a bony roast that won’t brown all over in a pan very well, just make sure it’s got a bit of oil onnit and break out the butane torch. gets into every crevice.
that’s fer a whole rack, BTW.
Happy Easter to all you Bush supporters. Especially the ones who are safe at home having never served their country.
Mom’s doing the cooking today, so we are having Roasted Capon, Standing Rib Roast, Glazed Carrots, Mashed Potatoes, Gorgonzola Mac & Cheese, Green Beans Almondine, Buttermilk Biscuits, Relish Tray, Caesar Salad and, for dessert, Coconut Cream Pie or Strawberry Shortcake.
All homemade because Mom is a southern gal who is a wizard in the kitchen.
God put man on the earth. This was an error. Man was damned. God sends son to save. Son dies. God resurrects him again. Man now has an after life called heaven or hell, but realising its another existence man is damned again. So, the answer is we have to live the life out, but can pass on the rest. Fair enough considering God made a mistake.
I have received a communiqué from Brother Scalpel of the Ineffible Inquisition, speaking on behalf of the Committee for Limited and Not-entirely Indirect Action of the True Unitarian Jihad:
“In the name of the Intervening Facet of the Unity which is, or at least might be, God, we take responsibility for the acts we have performed on behalf of our brothers and sisters among the sensate organisms in our continued struggle against brightly colored relics of the infidel. (Let the record show that Sister Solipsist, High Unique Entity, maintains that the acts did not happen, as she alone exists. The Chair also entertains the request, expressed by Brother Pantheist of the Universal Priesthood, that Sister Solipsist explain exactly who she expects to read the minutes. That question has been deferred to the next meeting.)
Dog willing, the whining laptops of the infidel media shall come to know the iniquity of the scandal of the Brightly-Colored Eggs, and the Tail of the Dog shall Wag. (46% of the Committee feels that the Brightly-Colored Eggs are a scandal. 56%, however, believe that Bill and Monica were far more important, as well as more titillating.) In token of which, we have acted to prevent the St. Joseph’s “Easter-egg hunt” by replacing the Brightly-Colored Ovoids with Naturally-Colorede Ovoids, thus to promote the organic growth of our youth.”
Since Richard has opened the door to a good serving of Easter Bile, in honor of the lying bonesmokers in your government, this from Thinkprogress via DKos:
And they wonder why we call these people liars?
Happy Bullshit Easter from your friends in the Pentagon.
Your arguments are so tired. You act as you’ve got some smoking-gun, can’t-possibly-be-answered-without-total-capitulation-and-worsip-at-my-feat certainty that just isn’t there, not even close.
You fail to fundamentally understand what you write about. Your sloppy narritive is the pancake from the bathroom floor of writing. Just plain bad. And dumb too.
I AM EASYLIVING
I’ll be right over.
We had our Easter dinner yesterday — just a small celebration with the bf, his grandfather, and our dog. We all ate much more ham than was good for us. My chocolate bunny is now missing his ears. It’s been a good weekend, albeit with crappy weather.
That damnable MSN Video crap (that Meet The Press is using) is quite annoying, at least for us Linux users. Google Video is much friendlier, even though it also (thinks that it) requires Flash.
I think it’s BIRDZILLA on crack.
Yeah, well, happy Easter to you, too, Pb. :-)
Did you happen to notice what file format it’s in?
Our easter weather has been strange it was partly cloudy and sunny this morning then it was all snowy then it turned sunny again then its snowy then sunny. I suppose the wackos at GREENPEAC and the liberal wussies at TIME and NEWSWEEK will blame this on global warming knowing how rediclous they can get
Or at least blame them for the rash of people who can’t spell “ridiculous.”
Bob In Pacifica
This is supposed to be the last day of our two months of constant rainfall here in Northern California. From now on it’s supposed to be sunny.
All of this rain has been caused by global warming. It’s a fact. Absolutely.
Whew! BIRDZILLA is okay after all. Glad to see you, Bird, and Happy Easter.
Yo, Bird! What kind of whacked-out moonbat acronym is that?
Happy Easter, all — the demifolk are off to braised lamb with a reduction sauce, starch vegetable, and cooked green things served with a warm lemon-scented colloidal sauce based on undercooked egg yolks.
Already had my fill, John. But happy Easter anyway.
Probably some divx/mpeg4 variant. I managed to load it up using wine, but that’s about as far as I got.
Yep, looks like WMV 9 DMO… just after posting that, I found the mms url for it in my cache, go figure. Looks like I can download/play it with mplayer!
Yeah, mplayer supports WMV 9 if DRM isn’t enabled (which I assume would be the case for a video like a staging of MTP.)
Poll fans will be delighted to note that today’s Rasmussen Poll shows Georgie falling below the 40% mark for the first time ever. The 60% disapproval number that goes along with it is also a record buster for Georgie.
No major poll now shows Bush with an approval rating above the 30s.
Don’t suspect we’ll see many Freepers citing this Razz finding any time soon.
Yeah, and that’s just in the Bush family.
Easter’s now over…watch your ass!
I’m in Dublin today, and over here, the War on Easter has a long way to go. All the stores are closed, but you can still get a pint of Guinness. So the baby Jesus is doing just fine over here, thankyou.
Damn well better be, I get back tonight and expect to start working on my tan tomorrow. I’m still sopping wet from the Kerry Way.
I’m in Galway and was thinking about the hundreds of thousands of familes in America yesterday celebrating Easter without their soldier son/daughter/wife/husband/brother/sister.
All for lies.
I hope you enjoyed your dinner Mr. Cole. Hope you’re enjoying your war.
Now, now. He’s washed his hands of the Republican party.
Wait, haven’t I’ve heard that reference before???
Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name.
Anyone else find it odd that Good Friday is a national holiday in India but not in the USA which is a Christian country?
BTW I disobeyed an order. I ate turkey.
That IS weird. It’s a holiday here. And Monday is a government holiday (schools, banks, government offices are closed).
Bob In Pacifica
What has happened to Balloon Juice?
Remember, before John Cole had a bout of the flu, when there was three or four posts a day about cutting-edge topics? Remember his feisty, reactionary outlook? His bile? Remember pictures of buses under water? Everyday John Cole would roll out of the wrong side of the bed, being cranky and making nasty remarks to anyone who would listen.
Now, barely a sick whimper. Sad.
What’s happened? If we didn’t have beer blogs we’d have nothing here. Nothing.