Saturday, May 15, 2010

US Cut Backs, Child Dancers, Jessica Did It, Geezer Bandit,

I am disgusted with US politicians at the moment. First the New York bunch who are cutting back on school programmes and laying off people one day a week, now Governor Schwartzenegger has announced cut backs in California including school programmes and mentally handicapped. The reports say this is likely to happen across the rest of the States. Excuse me, you are not going to educate your kids properly? This is bullwhipple. These are tomorrow's leaders we are talking about, they need money to provide a good education which is more important than financing wars. Get out of the Middle East, let them sort out their own problems and teach your children as well as providing for your poor and sick. Bring the troops home. I think Canada should bring their troops home too, we have no business being in Afghanistan. Right now there is a row going on in the States about some kids in a dancing competition who are only 8 yrs. old and were dancing like adults in skimpy costumes. I gather someone posted video of them on UTube and it has now been all over the air waves. I don't think most 8 yr. olds care about being sexy, just about being good dancers. However, GMA got 1,000 emails about the subject, the majority saying it was totally inappropriate for young kids to perform such a dance. Others saying people are imposing adult views on children. If you want to see what I am talking about there is a video on Actually I found their dancing to be pretty good and if anything, somewhat athletic. I don't personally find there is anything remotely sexy about it. So Jessica, on Pink Lady, made it; sailed round the world from Sydney, Australia and back again. How wonderful: she was greeted like a heroine. I am so sorry Abby didn't make it and is still held up in Cape Town although she intends to carry on once repairs are effected. There are detractors now saying that Jessica didn't really sail round the world as she was too far south, hunh??? She sailed through some of the worst weather areas in the world - if she had gone north she would have had to go through canals and locks and also some of the worst areas politically. Some people are never satisfied. A somewhat amusing story this morning, there is a guy in California known as The Geezer Bandit. He has held up 9 banks (Jay Leno says he will go on until he finds one that has money in it). He looks to be in his 70s and points a gun at the tellers. However, there is some suspicion that he may be a younger person disguised. Either way, as pointe out, he is a dangerous criminal, he points a gun at people and if apprehended will be sent to the same jail no matter how old he is. He has become extremely popular on Facebook according to reports. There is a surveillance video shown on GMA as well, Matt says his hands look old, I can't tell. Eating Well are promoting foods that are good for one's vision, avocados being one of them. I love avocados and they are good for many other things including cholesterol problems ao I never feel I shouldn't eat them even though they are not a slimming food. I couldn't figure out a way of using asparagus as well although I might serve pickled asparagus on the side *g*. Avocado-Corn Salsa From EatingWell: April/May 2006, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook, EatingWell Serves Two A fresh salsa of avocado and corn is great with simple sautéed fish or just about anything Mexican-inspired—huevos rancheros, a quick quesadilla or atop rice and beans. 4 servings Ingredients •1 medium avocado, diced •3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed •1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoes •1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro •2 teaspoons lime juice •1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Preparation 1.Toss avocado, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a medium bowl. Have a great weekend.

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