Grand Juror Misconduct in Mike Brown Case?   Leave a comment

Matthew:

…why does this not surprise me?

Originally posted on Where is Humanity?:

Twitter user @TheSusanNichols tweeted that a friend of hers on the grand jury in the Mike Brown/Darren Wilson case discussed the case with her.

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Since the Washington Post did not include these “gems” from Ms. Nichols’ timeline, I’d thought I’d share them with you:

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I wonder if this juror-friend thinks like she does. If so, said friend most certainly does NOT belong on the grand jury. Enjoy your infamy, Susan. You deserve it. I’d also be curious to know if the Susan Nichols mentioned in this article is the same Nichols here. If so, I wonder how long she’ll keep her job?

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Posted October 1, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

UEFA Champions League preview: Liverpool face Basel, Arsenal defend the Emirates   Leave a comment

Originally posted on ProSoccerTalk:

Take a look at the eight Champions League matches taking place throughout Europe on October 1st.

Group A:

Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus

Domestic champions square off as Juventus travel to Spain where Atletico Madrid awaits a crucial Group A match. After losing their opening match to Olympiacos 3-2, Atletico will look to rebound against their toughest competition. Juventus sits atop the Serie A table, and will look to continue their unbeaten run in Madrid.

Malmo vs. Olympiacos

Greek giants Olympiacos travel to Sweden to take on a Malmo side that hasn’t conceded a home goal in seven matches of UEFA play. Olympiacos is riding high after a massive win over Atletico and will look to remain atop the group with a win in Malmo.

Group B:

Basel vs. Liverpool

Liverpool travel to Switzerland where they face a Basel side that was dominated in their opening match against Real Madrid…

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Posted October 1, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

Ben Carson Is An Idiot   Leave a comment

…either that or he’s seriously delusional:

“I am a little shocked quite frankly looking at the AP course in American history that’s being taught in high schools across out country right now,” Carson said. “There’s only two paragraphs in there about George Washington. George Washington! Little or nothing about Dr. Martin Luther King.”

Carson then lamented a few negative aspects of history included in the course framework like “a whole section on slavery and how evil we are,” Japanese internment camps, and “how we wiped out American Indians with no mercy.”

“I think most people when they finish that course, they’d be ready to go sign up for ISIS. I mean, this is what we’re doing to the young people in our nation,” he said. “We have got to stop crucifying ourselves. Have we made mistakes as a nation? Of course we have. Why? Because we’re people. And all people make mistakes.”(Talking Points Memo)

There are no words for this kind of idiocy…and Ben Carson was a neurosurgeon? If I were a family member of any of his patients, I’d be wanting a refund on any surgeries of his…but the serious point here is this: as someone who – years ago in high school, mind you – took an AP History class or two, I can still remember a good chunk of the course material and there was plenty of mention of George Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr…which means either Carson’s fucking lying in the quote above or he’s simply delusional as hell. Maybe both, come to think of it.

I know what my dad – a school teacher for over 30 years – would’ve said had he read Dr. Carson’s words above: “Dr. Carson, I wouldn’t presume to tell you how to operate, so would you please get the fuck out of my classroom?”

Pasta in asian style peanut and sesame sauce   Leave a comment

Matthew:

*reads over recipe* Hmm…this looks interesting; I’ll have to try it sometime. :)

Originally posted on Chitra's Healthy Kitchen:

Pasta tofu

About:

This is an Asian inspired pasta dish which had nutty peanut and sesame taste. You can adopt the spice and veggies as per the taste and preference. This pasta can be served hot or cold.

Sesame seeds add a nutty taste and a delicate, almost invisible, crunch to many Asian dishes.

Enjoy this pasta for breakfast or lunch/dinner. I served this with tofu-kale dumplings (link)

Health Benefits:

Peanuts are tasty way to add the protein, nutrients to the weekly diet.

Sesame seeds an excellent source of nutrients and dietary fiber. They have a special substance which helps in cholesterol-lowering effect in humans, and to prevent high blood pressure.

Serves: 3-4 servings
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

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Posted September 30, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

Another Boehner Coup Attempt Expected In Next Congress   Leave a comment

…don’t you just feel sorry for Speaker John of Orange?

Speaker John A. Boehner is on a stronger footing with the House GOP rank and file than he has been in years. But when the new Congress convenes in January, that won’t stop the party’s anti-Boehner wing from staging another revolt. Lawmakers and aides say Boehner has improved his position in the GOP conference since the start of 2013, when 12 Republicans surprised the Ohio Republican on the floor by refusing to vote for him as speaker. That 2013 coup attempt went nowhere, but the anti-Boehner effort in the new 114th Congress is counting on reinforcements. At least five conservatives likely to win in November already say they’re apt to support someone else for speaker. Several current members — Walter B. Jones of North Carolina, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas — openly admit they won’t support Boehner. And even members who support the speaker acknowledge he will face opposition. Indiana Republican Marlin Stutzman told CQ Roll Call he will be voting for Boehner come January, but said there could be anywhere between “20 and 50″ other Republicans voting against Boehner on the floor.

“It’s interesting, you know, some of the people that have approached me,” Stutzman said. “[I was] surprised that they were in that camp. It’s not your typical, traditional folks you would think.”

Stutzman’s office said his number is simply speculation. And even if there are enough votes to initially keep the speaker’s gavel from Boehner’s hand, there is no challenger yet to the man who has reigned atop the Republican Conference for nearly nine years.

“I think it’s hard to beat somebody with nobody,” Stutzman said.(MSN News)

…then again, given the nature of the current GOP, who’d want the damn job of Speaker anyway? Anyone..anyone…Bueller?!? 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus 37th Annual Awards Gala   Leave a comment

Originally posted on Pro President Obama Blog:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus 36th Annual Awards Gala The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) was founded in December 1976 as a legislative service organization of the United States House of Representatives. Today, the CHC is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC aims to address national and international issues and the impact these policies have on the Hispanic community. The function of the Caucus is to serve as a forum for the Hispanic Members of Congress to coalesce around a collective legislative agenda. The Caucus is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus – Issues

For more: http://chc-hinojosa.house.gov .

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CMB Music: Joy Division – “Isolation”   Leave a comment

…listening to this reminds me, “why do we have to put up with the crap that mostly passes for music nowadays? Why?”

Posted September 29, 2014 by Matthew Little in Uncategorized

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