Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Anyway, some random thoughts about food.
I was raised as a Seventh Day Adventist, and, as a result, I never ate shrimp. Now sadly, after getting this picture from a twitter mate, I am afraid that I might have to revert to my SDA ways. (Yuk!)
Honestly, you folks are doing some things with food out there that will cause a brotha to reconsider this meat eating thing. (Shout out to all my vegan friends.) Turducken?* Seriously? Although, I must confess, if the pilgrims had stumbled on some wild goats- and not turkeys- I would be one Thanksgiving celebrating fool. That curry goat and roti is no joke. (Sorry vegans, it was fun while it lasted.)
Then there is this Twinkie turkey combination, thing. America let the Twinkie go! It's over! Stop trying to delay the inevitable by incorporating the Twinkie into an important American holiday. It's never going to happen. Unless we are talking about chicken and waffles meat and sweet does not go together.
Finally, staying with the food theme; I see that his Oness pardoned a couple of turkeys at the White House on Wednesday. Good for Cobbler. Now if O could only be as generous with his pardons for humans as he is with turkeys we would be on to something.
In the past, "there was no such thing as probation or parole," Lardner says. "If you wanted to get out of prison before your time was up, you had to get a pardon."
Many people did. But that was long ago. Recent presidents have barely used their clemency power. And Obama is more frugal than any of them, says P.S. Ruckman Jr., a political scientist at Rock Valley College who studies pardons.
"He's granted 22 pardons and one commutation of sentence," Ruckman says.
He says no president since John Adams has shown so little leniency.
White House spokesman Matt Lehrich responded to an inquiry with this statement: "President Obama takes his constitutional power to grant clemency very seriously, and each recommendation received from the Department of Justice is carefully reviewed and evaluated on the merits." [Source]
Stop it! O, cut the nonsense and start setting some brothas convicted during this silly war on drugs, free. They would appreciate it much more than Cobbler.