I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The non-debate

 Rain is in the forecast for today.  Temps will reach the mid 60s (F) and then begin to drop. We will be chilly for the rest of the week.  That's fine.  I will turn the heat back on probably since highs are only supposed to be in the mid 50s (F).  That's cool.

Yesterday was busy.  Lawn got mowed.  2.20 miles on the treadmill.  Olive oil cake baked.  As well as the garbage being taken to the curb, several other things made it there as well, including a very old shop vac.  As usual, the pickers passed down the street overnight and many of the 'other things' were moved from the curb to the backs of pickup trucks.  Except for the shop vac.  Someone took the top vacuum section and left the bottom cannister section.  Very Interesting.

Here's a picture of the cake.  I skipped the lemon and added ricotta cheese, dried cherries, and almond extract.  It's tasty, but I should have used cream cheese rather than the ricotta, which made it overly moist.

The Republican candidates for Pennsylvania senator held a debate last evening.  Two things were apparent: 1. all 5 of them believe attacking the other candidates was more important than talking about either credentials or policy; 2 now is not the time to move on from the 2020 presidential election, though McCormack did say Biden is the problem.  Evidently Oz frequently mentioned he Trump's endorsement.  He was also the one most vehement about Trump losing Pennsylvania, so I'm guessing he had to bow down before Trump and swear eternal allegiance to The Big Lie in order to get that endorsement.

And, finally, yesterday Ron DeSantis signed a bill creating an 'election police force,' meant to ensure the integrity of elections. I don't doubt for a second that this is the Republican equivalent of the Gestapo.  You see, Ronnie wants to run for president in 2024, however his chances of success would be far less likely if he loses in his run up for a 2nd term as governor.  His every action has one purpose, to unite the Republican base in Florida.  To do that he has attacked Disney's Right of Free Speech, calling the woke.  He has also eliminated the voices of 2 voting districts whose majority was black.  He is going to do everything within his power to keep minorities away from the polls.  You see, he believes that is the only way he can win.  Prepare yourselves for The Big Lie (part 2) when he loses.


  1. Oh, the Repugs are debating? I thought they had decided at CPAC that they wouldn't? Or is that just for presidency?
    And I expect all repugs to blame Uncle Joe for SOMETHING. It's par course.
    Death Santis did violate Disney's first amendment rights, natch. I hope they sue his smarmy ass into eternity. Yes.
    And yummy cake!
    Ricotta always adds flair.


    1. I believe they have decided not to debate Democrats. The cake is ever so yummy!

  2. Oh that cake looks wonderful! Do you freeze some of it or do you just keep plodding your way through it? I would be the size of a house!

    1. Some of this one is going to get frozen, otherwise I too will be the size of a house.

  3. That cake sounds dee-lish.
    Dr. Oz. Not a doctor, but a goosestepping quack.

    1. I froze some of the cake because it is... too delish. If you just think about his name, I'm sure you'll remember that Oz truly is a phony.