Wednesday, October 21, 2009
1. Nobel peace prize committe is a joke
2. A public option of healthcare is also a joke... so far all the healthcare versions in the senate do not cover ALL uninsured Americans. With any of the purposed plans, there will still be uninsured people, so what's the point?!
3. Insurance companies cannot compete with the government in healthcare. Any public option proposal will lead to employers discontinuing to pay for their employees' benefits.. why should they when their employees can just get on the public government program?! if it smells like socialism, walks like socialism, talks like socialist, it's the President!
4. SNL is finally starting to come around to realizing our pres is not the golden boy he says he is:
made me giggle, but so sad, because it's all true!http://www.hulu.com/watch/99945/saturday-night-live-obama-address
Please, fellow Americans, try to see behind the picture he paints of himself. And especially for all the Christians out there, the man is the most liberal, far-left president yet. His policies speak volumes. No concern for the sanctity of marriage, no concern for the un-born, no concern for personal freedom and freedom of speech, and no concern for a free market.
The next time we have a chance to vote, for anything! be it on a county, state or national level, let's get it right!
*Paid for by the "I am Disgusted about our Current Administration" Fund*
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Lunch was steak & fries w/ pepper sauce - very traditional - pepper sauce is yuck, fries are yum
Deric had a slice that had sausage ( i think they were Ball Park hotdogs)
I had pesto pizza, basil goodnesss
Deric had fish and potatoes cooked in tomato & olive oil sauce
Probably my favorite meal of the trip: everything was so fresh! we ate on the patio overlooking the mediterranean, drank water from large bottles, and this was at the hostel where we stayed!
Pasta with mussels, shrimp, calamari and peas!!!! lots of peas!!! genius!
We had a 3 course lunch
Starter: Deric had Nicoise salad (Tuna, eggs, anchovies, I ate his anchovies :)
Starter: I had foie gras on toast. Very good. Very rich. Made me Very sick. too much fat for my poor gallbladder.
Main Course: Deric had steak and fries, with not enough ketchup to satisfy him
Main Course: I had Fish provenceal (tomatoes, onions, olives). It was okay. I think the zuchinni was bad.
Dessert: Deric had creme brulee... he doesn't like the crunchy, sugary topping.. what?!
Round 1: Fresh heirloom tomatoes served with a feta-yogurt dip, I am salivating just looking at this picture!
Filet and Mashed potatoes - okay, I wiped my plate clean! the sauce was liquid gold! I know it had more butter than I care to imagine, but it just melted in my mouth...
Dessert: I was told this was a regional specialty. A tower of vanilla & chocolate cream puffs piled high to create a tower.
This is what my portion of the tower looked like: there was also fresh fruit ( i got mango & strawberries) and a nut brittle which I couldn't eat because of my metal mouth
Deric had salad with smoked duck breast and foie gras. Notice the thick layer of fat on the duck breast... we did not eat that! But i have heard that french fries cooked in duck fat are amazing... i'll try that next time i'm in france...
I had daube, which is a french dish where cuts of beef are slow cooked to become very tender.. very good.
We started off with anchovy (left) and olive tapenade... olive was very good and tangy... I have to admit that there is a such thing as tooo much anchovy... not a fan of the tapenade
Dinner was duck breast with home-fried potatoes in duck fat, oh yumm... duck breast tasted very much like steak to me, well the consistency if very much like beef... I really enjoyed this!
And for Dessert???!!! CHEESE!
Pretty good food! They were running specials to advertise that the government had recently decreased the sales tax on food... so all the prices had the new, lower-tax price printed next to the original price that was scratched out...
Ate dinner with Deric's friends, Claire & Jeffrey...
check out the small fork for the fries! genius! you never get your hands greasy!
We shared ceasar salad... very fresh
And french pizza that had too much cheese... oh well, i just had to eat it all....