This and That, Not These and Those


Just had to fool around a little…Had to mention this and that:

A group of top state judges has made a rare plea to the Supreme Court, urging it to reject a legal theory pressed by Republicans that would give state legislatures extraordinary power, Adam Liptak writes in nytimes.


I find myself eagerly awaiting the unauthorized biography of Anthony Bourdain, although I usually hate books with sad endings.  (I usually read the last page first in order to avoid sad endings, but I liked what I knew of him and was already saddened by his demise.)


I hope none of DeSantis’ spending of $1.3 billion towards vouchers diverted from Public Schools taps into the money already spent on the forced immigrant plane trips north!


The library poetry writing group I have been in since its inception much more than ten years ago has resumed going out…

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Mourning the meadows

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

A poem in Vietnamese by Phạm Thái Lê
Translator: Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

The journey begins into the meadows a sheath of concrete

Then a row of erect docile trees.

Not long after the grew the many homes the many orifices

Announcing the verdict

It is for life at least


Perpetually March rain flickering across the horizon

Perpetually June yellowing haystacks

Perpetually the scent of an awakening young woman

Even the grains yearns for its new life


Night after night

We watched the fields fly

Gliding through the wide-open rows of docile trees

From seedlings to the barely nodding panicles of rice

Upon the concrete road quietly, they make their return


Bow low walking in the silence

Started by a passing recall of a field mouse the old seedling in a whisper bloomed spikelets

They looked for their…

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Risotto de Coliflor

Revoluciona Tu Salud

Risotto de Coliflor

Risotto de Coliflor

  • 200g de coliflor rallada
  • 300 g de champiñones en rodajas
  • 1 cebolla picada
  • 2 ajos picados
  • 1 cucharada de mantequilla
  • Aceite de Oliva
  • queso rallado
  • 1 cucharada de azafrán
  • Sal y Pimienta

Comienza salteando la cebolla con el ajo en el aceite.Cuando empiecen a dorarse, añade el arroz de coliflor o coliflor rallada y déjalo un rato.Añade las setas, el azafrán, la sal y la pimienta, y comienza a remover.Continúa removiendo hasta que se haya cocinado.Es el momento de agregar la mantequilla y el queso.

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Don’t Try Serving Ken Paxton With a Subpoena, Unless You Want to Get Shot – Mother Jones

Not long after, the affidavit stated, Paxton’s driver pulled up in a Chevy Tahoe, and the AG began walking out to the vehicle. Then Herrera called out his name. “As soon as he heard me call his name out, he turned around and RAN back inside the house through the same door in the garage.” A few minutes after that, Paxton’s wife ventured out and started the couple’s truck, which was also parked in the driveway. Then the attorney general “RAN from the door inside the garage towards the rear door behind the driver side.” Herrera attempted to serve the documents, again identifying himself, and eventually left them on the ground outside the vehicle.

Paxton responded angrily to the Texas Tribune’s write-up of the incident on Tuesday morning, framing the encounter as a precautionary maneuver at a time when elected officials are being subjected to violent threats.

“All across the country, conservatives have faced threats to their safety—many threats that received scant coverage or condemnation from the mainstream media,” he tweeted. “It’s clear that the media wants to drum up another controversy involving my work as Attorney General, so they’re attacking me for having the audacity to avoid a stranger lingering outside my home and showing concern about the safety and well-being of my family.” In a subsequent statement, Paxton invoked the Second Amendment and said that the server was lucky the situation didn’t “necessitate force.

But if it was concern for the safety and well-being of his family that compelled Paxton to flee from a suspicious man with a manila envelope, it’s not really clear why his wife dealt with him. If anyone is familiar with what it’s like to be subpoenaed, it’s the scandal-plagued attorney general of Texas.

Source: Don’t Try Serving Ken Paxton With a Subpoena, Unless You Want to Get Shot – Mother Jones

Taken Under Fascism, Spain’s ‘Stolen Babies’ Are Learning the Truth – The New York Times

…Pintado had long known about the phenomenon of babies stolen from hospitals in Spain. The thefts happened during the end of the regime of Francisco Franco, the right-wing dictator who ruled the country until 1975, and even today the disappearances remain a subject of mystery and debate among scholars. According to the birth mothers, nuns who worked in maternity wards took the infants shortly after they were delivered and told the women, who were often unwed or poor, that their children were stillborn. But the babies were not dead: They had been sold, discreetly, to well-off Catholic parents, many of whom could not have families of their own. Under a pile of forged papers, the adoptive families buried the secret of the crime they committed. The children who were taken were known in Spain simply as the “stolen babies.” No one knows exactly how many were kidnapped, but estimates suggest tens of thousands…

With rights at risk, Indigenous Brazilians get on the ballot to fight back

  • A record 186 Indigenous candidates are running in Brazil’s general elections in October, up 40% from the 2018 elections.
  • Candidates and activists say the surge is pushback against the increased attacks on Indigenous rights, lands and cultures under the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro.
  • There’s currently only one Indigenous member in the 594-seat National Congress, a body whose lower House has overwhelmingly supported legislation considered detrimental to Indigenous rights and environmental protection.
  • Only two Indigenous individuals have ever been elected to Congress, but Brazil’s main Indigenous coalition hopes to improve this representation with a coordinated campaign to support Indigenous candidates. 

Source: With rights at risk, Indigenous Brazilians get on the ballot to fight back

Ein Dienstagslächeln … A Tuesday smile

Stella, oh, Stella

Tjaa, manche lernen schneller, manche langsamer und nur durch extreme Erlebnisse. Aber, Ende gut, alles gut. Jetzt seid ihr sicher gespannt … 😉

… Well, some learn quicker, some slower and only by extreme experiences. But, all’s well that ends well. Now you can hardly bare the suspense, can you … 😉

Lasst uns auf die Natur hören, bevor es zu spät ist!

… Let us listen to nature, before it is too late!

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