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Baking thru the pandemic: The Muffaletta is my second favorite sandwich

Baking thru the pandemic: The Muffaletta is my second favorite sandwich

By Jason Weisberger, as created and prepared by Central Grocery on Decatur in New Orleans, is my second favorite sandwich on earth. I recently spent a week in New Orleans trying Muffaletta at various locations to see if I might possibly like one better than the OG sandwich sold across from the French Market. I could not.While the location may be part of the experience, and I certainly do love sitting at a counter in the back of Central Grocery, drinking an Abita Amber and enjoying a Muffaletta with , I figured I could make this sandwich at home.The ingredients are commonly available. Mostly...

April 27, 2020
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White gunmen storm Michigan Capitol with assault-style rifles, lawmakers inside State House share disturbing video and photos

White gunmen storm Michigan Capitol with assault-style rifles, lawmakers inside State House share disturbing video and photos

//An armed protest by armed men who say they are opposed to coronavirus restrictions took place at the Michigan State House today.Senator Dayna Polehanki [@, a Michigan State Senator serving Michigan's 7th District] with the photograph at the top of this blog post:Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today. #milegMore below.Protest moves inside Michigan Capitol. Crowd attempts to get onto Hoise floor. Lots of Michigan State Police and House sergeants at...

April 30, 2020
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How Don Lemon gets under Trump's skin

How Don Lemon gets under Trump's skin

//Clipped from his show last night, Don Lemon offers a class in how to get under Trump's skin. He does this by asking a simple and incisive question: what is it about Barack Obama that gets under Trump's skin?Well, that’s curious.Man, 2020 is weird. And it’s only May.The U.S. government spent $30 billion last month in stimulus payments last month to most healthcare providers that billed Medicare last year, part of the $2.3 trillion CARES Act passed by Congress to address the economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic.“Drawing used to be a civilized thing to do, like reading and writing. It...

May 4, 2020
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Facebook helps launch American Edge, lobbying group in DC to fight antitrust regulators

Facebook helps launch American Edge, lobbying group in DC to fight antitrust regulators

//• Facebook is one of the big-tech entities behind American Edge, a new lobbying group in DC to fight antitrust regulators and push back against lawmakers trying to rein in Big Tech.“Facebook is working behind the scenes to help launch a new political advocacy group that would combat U.S. lawmakers and regulators trying to rein in the tech industry, escalating Silicon Valley’s war with Washington at a moment when government officials are threatening to break up large companies,” reportsThe organization is called American Edge, and it aims through a barrage of advertising and other...

May 12, 2020
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North Dakota's COVID-19 contact tracing app leaks location data to Foursquare and a Google Ads ID: Report

North Dakota's COVID-19 contact tracing app leaks location data to Foursquare and a Google Ads ID: Report

//Your concerns about the privacy and security risks of using state-run coronavirus contact tracing apps? They're reasonable concerns.from says the official North Dakota contact-tracing app is sharing location data with Foursquare and an advertising ID with Google.Writes :The app, called Care19, and produced by a company called ProudCrowd that also makes a location-based social networking app for North Dakota State sports fans, generates a random ID number for each person who uses it. Then, it can “anonymously cache the individual’s locations throughout the day,” storing information about...

May 22, 2020
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U.S. Supreme Court blocks release of Mueller Russia grand jury material

U.S. Supreme Court blocks release of Mueller Russia grand jury material

//The Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked the Democrat-led House of Representatives from access to secret grand jury testimony from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.From :In a brief order, the justices put on hold a March ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that the material must be disclosed to lawmakers.The order gave the administration until June 1 to formally appeal that ruling, meaning that if the justices decide to hear the case a final resolution may not be...

May 21, 2020
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Award-winning duck eats yeast, explodes, and blinds a man

Award-winning duck eats yeast, explodes, and blinds a man

//On January 4, 1910, the reported on a wildly tragic incident that had occurred in Des Moines, Iowa.The strangest accident recorded in local history occurred here when Rhadamanthus, a duck which had taken prizes at the recent Iowa poultry show, exploded into several hundred pieces, one of which struck Silas Perkins in the eye, destroying his sight.The cause of Rhadamanthus' untimely explosion was a pan of yeast. This, standing upon Perkins' back porch, tempted the duck, which gobbled it all up. Upon returning from church, Mr. Perkins discovered his prize duck in a loggy condition....

May 21, 2020
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Patagonia joins advertising boycott against Facebook

Patagonia joins advertising boycott against Facebook

//Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia said it is joining the #StopHateForProfit boycott against Facebook (and Instagram, owned by Facebook) because Facebook continues to promote "hateful lies and dangerous propaganda." Last week three other major brands, The North Face, REI, and Upwork, joined the boycott and suspended all advertising on Facebook.On Sunday, Patagonia tweeted, "Patagonia is proud to join the Stop Hate for Profit campaign. We will pull all ads on Facebook and Instagram, effective immediately, through at least the end of July, pending meaningful action from the social media...

June 22, 2020
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Kentucky Election Board conveniently cuts 3,500 polling stations ahead of primaries

Kentucky Election Board conveniently cuts 3,500 polling stations ahead of primaries

//A record-breaking number of Kentuckians have this year, when Mitch McConnell is up for another term in the Senate. A slight majority of those voters are actually registered as Democrats, too. In fact, only of those registered voters are ineligible to participate in the because they are not affiliated with either party.Unfortunately, Kentuckians of all stripes will likely face some difficulty voting in the primaries this year, regardless of their political affiliation. As reports:In a typical election year, Kentucky has about 3,700 polling sites, according to most reports. When Election...

June 22, 2020
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Unsettling Oregon house listed for sale

Unsettling Oregon house listed for sale

//From the outside, [Zillow]. Inside, it's a sprawling yet utterly featureless place where everything is just a little off: peculiar angles, odd symmetries, expansive yet weirdly cramped spaces, and open areas with no sense of place or purpose abutting tiny kitchens or huge store-rooms. Not a right-angle to be found."Absolutely none of the rooms are shaped like rooms," . "Doesn't seem like a place humans ought to live."Is it a former cult compound, a bland oregonian ? A ""? A more likely speculation, based on business records found online, is that it was the home and place of business of an...

May 6, 2020
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