A smattering of things from life and food
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Take a small bowl and place water in it. Dissolve yeast and let stand for 5 minutes.
Take a large size mixing bowl and combine together sugar, flour and salt in it.
Cut in about 3/4 cup butter using a pastry blender until mixture begins to resemble coarse meal.
Combine eggs and milk in the yeast mixture. Add this to the flour mixture. Stir to form sticky dough. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Punch the dough and divide into half.
Place each half on a floured surface and roll into a 12-inch circle. Cut both the circles into 12 wedges.
Roll up each individual wedge tightly, beginning at the wide end.
Seat the points and place rolls with point side down on the greased baking sheets.
Curve rolls to form crescent shape. Brush with melted butter.
Cover and let the rolls rise in a warm place (about 85° F), free from drafts, for about 1 hour or until the rolls become double in bulk.
Bake for about 8 minutes. Remove from pan and allow the rolls to cool a little.
It’s a twisty path we thread when we argue that popular culture has an impact in the real world.
I believe, firmly, that what we see in movies and on television, what we read in the few books that become mass phenomena these days do shape our assumptions about what is normal and what is real, that we can help build the dream of a more just and inclusive world and work through the nightmares we may be building for ourselves.
I do not believe that mass culture makes individual killers pick up guns and build bombs and murder the diplomatic representatives of foreign nations. But that doesn’t mean that popular culture can’t enrage people, that certain narratives and characters can’t become the stones disturbed minds use to sharpen their views of the world, and that movies can’t become a tool by which people ficitonalize themselves.
Things I would like to see happen in 2012-2013……………….
100% recall of all US military forces not bases inside the united states……
Elimination of both political parties…
Elimination of The stock market….
Elimination of the commodities exchange……..
Elimination of the electoral college……..
Elimination of the Federal Reserve……
Remove Social Security / Medicare trust fund from the General Fund and return it to its self as when established…..
Require repayment of all funds / interest to the SSA / Medicare truest fund that have been misappropriated by congress…….
Require all members of government to contribute thru FICA without exception…..
Elimination of all Corporations and conglomerates reduced to their individual companies……
Remove corporate rights as falsely provided by the constitution… Declare that corporations are not persons
Elimination of all forms of campaign contribution except the individual person and limit this to 2,000 dollars per person……..
Elimination of special interest groups and their contributions to congress…….
Regulation of insurance rates and doctor / hospital fees and rates….
Elimination of DHS, CIA, IRS, FDA, TSA, and several other departments…….
Require Congress persons to perform a minimum 40 hour work week and only have a maximum of 5 weeks of total holiday /vacation time per year……..
Reduce congressional pay rates to a level equal to a median middle class employment position…..
Reduce maximum term in office of politicians to 3 terms max……….
Require all government employees to contribute to the same insurance plans and savings plans as are available to the general public……
Chance that any of this will happen -0-…. Government once a thief always a thief…..