Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier.
The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch standards the Agriculture Department proposed earlier this year, which included limiting the use of potatoes on the lunch line and delaying limits on sodium and delaying a requirement to boost whole grains.
Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee said the changes would “prevent overly burdensome and costly regulations and to provide greater flexibility for local school districts to improve the nutritional quality of meals.”
A New York state judge this morning temporarily enjoined the city from keeping the protesters out of Zuccotti Park, but Mayor Bloomberg is simply ignoring the Order and deliberately breaking the law by refusing to allow them back in. Put another way, Bloomberg this morning has broken more laws than the hundreds of protesters who were arrested. But as we know, the law does not apply to the Michael Bloombergs of the nation; the law, instead, has simply been exploited into a weapon used by the politically and financially powerful to prevent challenges to their standing.
Could #OWS have scripted a more apt antagonist than this living, breathing personification of oligarchy: a Wall Street billionaire who so brazenly purchased his political office, engineered the overturning of a term-limits referendum and then spent more than $100 million of his person fortune to stay in power, and now resides well above the law?
“AFBF’s 26th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.20, a $5.73 price increase from last year’s average of $43.47.”—
A couple weeks back I got the hare-brained idea to DIY my own bottle of limoncello, a lemon liqueur that is traditionally served chilled as an after-dinner digestivo. My mom has a Meyer lemon tree at home in Florida (jealous, I know!), and she made her own limoncello once. So, it’s been in the back of my mind since then. And today is the day I am making it happen!
First thing you should know if you want to make limoncello: You’ve got to be patient. The recipe I found requires 3 weeks of waiting around before you can imbibe your creation. Some recipes say you should wait even longer (typically, the longer you wait, the smoother it will be)!
Other than time, limoncello only requires 4 other ingredients. It’s super simple! So, if you’re still game, here’s how you do it. The recipe calls for:
The zest of 10 lemons
1 liter of vodka (Svedka is always my go-to vodka)
“Is there anyone who thinks sexual harassment isn’t a real thing? Is there anyone who doesn’t know it’s all a lawyers’ rampoffensive to hit on a coworker, like ‘racial discrimination’ is also really offensive? You pay a girl a sexually suggestive compliment nowadays when she is just trying to do her fucking job, she runs off and gets lawyered up.”