Art Pottery, Politics and Food
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Jeb D'etat

From the Miami Herald:

Agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement told police in Pinellas Park, the small town where Schiavo lies at Hospice Woodside, on Thursday that they were on the way to take her to a hospital to resume her feeding.
For a brief period, local police, who have officers at the hospice to keep protesters out, prepared for what sources called "a showdown"...Jeb Bush had planned to use a wrinkle in Florida law that would have allowed them to legally get around the judge's order...Participants in the high-stakes test of wills...believed the standoff could ultimately have led to a constitutional crisis and a confrontation between dueling lawmen.

So much for preserve and protect, huh?

Image: Jim Morin-MiamiHerald-October 2002
Friday, March 25, 2005
The Passion of Jebus

According to the Christian Communications Network:

Jeb Bush was scheduled to attend and participate in an outdoor Good Friday service at 12:30 pm, at Florida State University. According to event organizers, the Governor canceled at the last minute...Bush would have publicly read from a printed program that includes the following text entitled the Fifth Station of the Cross; "Lord Jesus, sometimes I don't want to do what is right or to help someone in need, but you want me to respond positively to the needs of others in my life. Help me to say 'yes' and be willing to give heroic assistance to all who are in need."

Seems like somebody's dangling from a Christian conservative petard.

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Finger Food

If you’re a poor troubled leader of the western world with poll numbers so low you need to hide behind your Mommy, a little brother posturing for your job and ravenous from a week of feeding tube political shilling, might I suggest a finger-licking bowl of Wendy’s chili for a little TexMex comfort?
Or, if your swank commander-in-chief gourmet chef idea of grub balks at the idea of food service worker fingertips swimming in chili, may I suggest a delicious crustini that this tubeless feeder has, of late, gorged upon?

Crustini Pianta

1 crusty loaf of Grace Bakery’s Pugliese in ¼” slices
½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sliced Grape Tomatoes
Chopped Italian Parsley
Thin slices of Shallot
Thin slices of Asparagus tips
Slices of Smoked Mozzarella
Crumbled Feta
Sea salt
Garlic Salt

Pre heat oven to 350.
Line a baking sheet with Reynolds Release.
Pour all but a 1/3rd of oil in a flat shallow bowl.
Dip one side of bread slices into oil and arrange oil side up on the baking sheet.
Cover bread with slices of Shallot, Tomato and Asparagus.
Place Feta and Smoked Mozzarella atop vegetables.
Sprinkle slices with Sea Salt, Garlic Salt and chopped Italian Parsley.
Drizzle slices with remaining Olive Oil.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until bread browns and cheese melts.
These are wonderful hot or cold.
If you reheat them do so in an oven as a microwave with destroy the crispiness.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Our News Too Icky For The Media Department

Like March 4th when they alone reported the week old death of the 42 year-old GOP co-chair of the Bush-Cheney Entertainment Task Force for the recent Bush Inaugural, this morning's Washington Times, again alone among our Schiavo-crazed media, reported stunning news that the highly connected Republican died of an overdose of cocaine and OxyContin:

Republican media adviser R. Gregory Stevens, who was found dead in the Beverly Hills, Calif., home of actress Carrie Fisher on Feb. 26, died of an overdose of cocaine and the painkiller OxyContin, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Obviously, persistent vegetative states are more newsworthy than an old fashioned coke and hillbilly heroin buzz.
Hey, anyone notice if Michael Jackson wore jammies to court today?
Yeah, I ain't kiddin, jammies!

Images: Eric Draper,
Persistent Govetative State

In an effort to illustrate his disappointment with this morning's decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and to provide some interesting footage for his 2006 Presidential primary commercials, Governor Bush metaphorically jammed a feeding tube into his own plump throat this afternoon in Tallahassee.

According to the London Guardian:

"Time is of the essence and I hope all who have the ability and duty to act in this case will do so with a sense of urgency,'' Gov. Bush said.

Modified Image: Google
Feeding Boob

Modified Image:, Google
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
You're as tender as corned beef and warm as pastrami...I wuv my Mommy!

Last Friday, echoing the robot Bender's sentiments for his Mommy, the founder of Mom's Friendly Robot Company, President Bush ran to his Mommy, the killerbot BAR 9000, for help in his floundering attempt to destroy Social Security.
According to the AP and

"I was telling Mother in the limousine — I don't remember talking to her about 401(k)s when I was a little guy."

Without uttering a single declairative sentence with a subject, verb or object, the robotic former first lady bleeped her usual assortment of cruel mocking non sequiturs in the fashion of Futurerama's equally cruel robot CEO:

Mom: Jerkwad robots make me sick to my ass...Walt?! How are we disposing of these crap gifts they brought me?
Walt: They're being crushed into powder and sold as a hocus-pocus cure for cancer.
Mom: False hope: I love it!

While I have mostly recovered from my lengthy flu battle, I find myself still sickened by the increasingly grotesque spectacle dancing across the corporate media and the haplessness of the Democratic party.
I'm wondering if I should consentrate on writing and dreaded research projects with more heft than this little blog.
Your emailed thoughts would be appreciated.

Modified Image:, Quakenbush Design

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