Friday, December 05, 2008

Matters of Life and Death, Their Government at Work, -and- Media Matters

Matters of Life and Death - Planned Parenthood counsels teen to hide felony
Their Government at Work - Australian politicians may be breath-tested before voting
Media Matters - more than 30 daily newspapers for sale, buyers scarce

On this day in history: December 5, 1928 - In order to protect United Fruit Company employees from striking banana workers, the government declares martial law in Santa Marta, Colombia. Over the next three weeks, Colombian troops kill between 500 and 600 strikers.

Born on this day in history: December 5, 1932 - Little Richard (1932 - ) Born Dec. 5, 1932, Macon, Ga., U.S., flamboyant American singer and pianist whose hit songs of the mid-1950s were defining moments in the development of rock and roll.

Scripture of the Day: And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: "My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you ..." — Hebrews 12:5

Video of the Day: Cheetos Pet - submitted by Amber

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this cat family living in the woods behind my office! Click to enlarge.

Recommended Sites:
David Louis Harter Photography - a showcase for the photography of David Louis Harter

The Fog Has Gone! Thankfully, the fog that has plagued us during the week has gone from here! It is a clear day and forecasts indicate the weekend should be free from fog. It is, however, cold! The temperature hit a low of 32° during the early morning today, and it is now a frosty 35° at 7:30 AM. Brrrrrrr! Mr. Nitro's windshield had a patina of frost and required engaging the defroster for the first time this winter.

For dinner last evening, I made game hen soup, and Laura made cornbread muffins. I simmered the carcasses of four game hens, strained the resulting broth, picked the bones clean of meat, and added the meat to the pot, along with a can of chicken stock, two diced chicken breasts (boneless and skinless, of course), four stalks of celery (chopped), two white onions (diced), 16 baby carrots (chopped), six large white mushrooms (sliced), two zucchini (sliced), and half a head of cabbage (chopped). I added Tony Chachere's More Spice, granulated garlic, and dried parsley flakes and simmered for three hours. It was delightful. A quantity followed Laura to Chico this morning for lunch—along with two cornmeal muffins. A goodly quantity resides in the freezer for later use.