Finding Strength in Sofrito in Puerto Rico


#BoricuaPride … this is country, my home!!
“After a hurricane, people typically gather, forming a rebulú – a spontaneous, noisy all-nighter that spills out into the streets, with a big pot of sancocho stew simmering on the stove. Imagine Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s video for the song “Despacito,” but without electricity, and with the swirling smell of plantains.”

Repeating Islands

Hardship and hurricanes have shaped the island’s food for centuries. But chefs and home cooks make magic with whatever ingredients they have.

A report by Von Diaz for The New York Times.

From her home in Cayey, P.R., the chef Natalia Vallejo speaks with measured sadness about shutting downCocina al Fondo, her intimate farm-to-table restaurant in San Juan. But the closing amid this particular crisis feels different than if there had been a storm.

After a hurricane, people typically gather, forming a rebulú — a spontaneous, noisy all-nighter that spills out into the streets, with a big pot of sancocho stew simmering on the stove. Imagine Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’svideo for the song “Despacito,”but without electricity, and with the swirling smell of plantains.

“Family and friends would come together, each one contributing what they could,” Ms. Vallejo said. “We shared, we laughed, we cried…

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A Shonda For Democracy …


In total agreement!! … “Everything about Amy Coney Barrett is a Shonda!
Though that Yiddish word means scandal it has nothing to do with the showrunner of that classic TV series, Shonda Rhimes!

Shonda is Yiddish for something scandalously shameful, a disgrace, an embarrassment. It is a word I would hear my parents use in disgust and it is a word I have uttered more than once during these past 4 years.

A pioneer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg followed her own path to clear the path filled with roadblocks for others. She did not need a course correction. The system did. And she corrected it. Now that stands to be dismantled.
 
That is not only a shonda. for democracy. That is a tragedy.”

Envisioning The American Dream

Everything about Amy Coney Barrett is a Shonda!

Though that Yiddish word means scandal it has nothing to do with the showrunner of that classic TV series, Shonda Rhimes!

Shonda is Yiddish for something scandalously shameful, a disgrace, an embarrassment. It is a word I would hear my parents use in disgust and it is a word I have uttered more than once during these past 4 years.

It is a word that I can’t seem to get out of my mind when it comes to the clandestine like court appointment of  Amy Barrett.

A Shonda

The rush to nominate, approve, and swear in Amy Coney Barrett is a shonda.

Her confirmation to the Supreme Court just 8 days before the election is a shonda.

Replacing a groundbreaker for women’s rights with a woman for whom every day is Throwback Thursday is a shonda.

There feels as if just…

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For Puerto Rican freedom, MaJo Montijo summons a bomba ‘Huracán’


#BoricuaPRide … “Today, Oakland-based musician and acupuncturist MaJo Montijo releases an electrifying bomba dance single called “Huracán.” In it, she ushers in gale-force winds of change on the eve of a historic election – but it might not be the election you’re thinking of. With all due respect to the natural disaster that is US politics, “Huracán” is about freeing MaJo’s homeland of Puerto Rico from US imperialism and economic subjugation, and it comes at a moment when new political movements on the island are talking seriously about decolonization.”

Repeating Islands

Oakland musician fights “continuous colonial disaster,” including Hurricane María aftermath, with gale-force release.

A report and interview by Joanna Ladd for 48 Hills.

Today, Oakland-based musician and acupuncturistMaJo Montijoreleases an electrifying bomba dance single called “Huracán.” In it, she ushers in gale-force winds of change on the eve of a historic election—but it might not be the election you’re thinking of. With all due respect to the natural disaster that is US politics, “Huracán” is about freeing MaJo’s homeland of Puerto Rico from US imperialism and economic subjugation, and it comes at a moment when new political movements on the island are talking seriously about decolonization.

Huracán” is the debut single off MaJo’s forthcoming full-length album,Esotérica Tropical. Directed by Claudia Escobar (Dear Homeland), the music video is a riot of color and emotion that draws from imagery…

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The Trust-Fund Baby Speaketh


Only the best people … gagging!! “Jared said, “One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about. But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”

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These people can not see themselves. First off, they can’t see they’re someplace they don’t belong.

Nepotism has run rampant throughout the lives of Javanka. It would most likely not be rich if it wasn’t born rich. It would not be in the White House or government service if its father and father-in-law was not president. To be fair, maybe Javanka could have qualified for a job at the DMV.

Javanka is tone deaf and obtuse. Ivanka sat down at the president’s (sic) seat at an international summit oblivious to how it would look…or she just didn’t care. Javanka made sure its faces were photographed creepily staring out of Buckingham Palace. Ivanka made sure to skip over the demilitarized zone into North Korea…despite there being prohibitions against it. Javanka is oblivious to the fact that overspending on real estate and selling handbags is not experience that qualifies you to become…

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SCOTUS: A Future Battle


ON THIS I AGREE!! … “I do not think that partisan agents like Federalist Society should be consulted on judge nominations … NO political partisan group should have anything to say on nominations other than op-eds in support or opposition.”

In Saner Thought

All the noise around the newest attempt to pack the court with conservs to lead the fight on rights looks certain to move forward……(but the GOP is not packing the courts)…..

Then there has been noise about a Biden attempt to make the Supreme Court more in-line with typical America (whatever that is)……

Biden has said what Dems always say…..he will appoint a commission to study reform…..that means that they will drag their feet and accomplish NOTHING….as usual.

In an interview airing Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Biden told O’Donnell that if elected he would put together a bipartisan group to provide recommendations within 180 days on how his administration should work to reform the U.S. court system.

“If elected, what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission of, a bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative. And I will … ask them to over…

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A Picture Says a Thousand Words …. “🐺 This One, a Cartoon, Screams, #125 …. ‘Waiting and Salivating, Part 2’ 🐺 …. “!!


~~October 28, 2020~~

ON THE WAY TO WORK

Sure, I know we can’t predict this will happen. Yet, the ‘Handmaid Judge‘ has given quite clear signs about what her ‘legal opinions and leanings are.

In the mean time, I’ll leave this here … hoping to gawd that I’m terribly and totally mistaken.

One can only hope, right?

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Tipsy For Trump


Kavanaugh, the Beer Guy is delivering!! … “There is nothing in the Constitution that says every vote must be counted on Election Day. In fact, there’s nothing in the Constitution that says every vote must be delivered by Election Day.

For years, military and mail-in ballots have arrived AFTER Election Day. Now, late ballots are an issue. Now, every vote won’t count. Why? Because once again, the Republicans are trying to steal an election. Again, Republicans are cheating.”

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cjones10312020

There is nothing in the Constitution that says every vote must be counted on Election Day. In fact, there’s nothing in the Constitution that says every vote must be delivered by Election Day.

For years, military and mail-in ballots have arrived AFTER Election Day. Now, late ballots are an issue. Now, every vote won’t count. Why? Because once again, the Republicans are trying to steal an election. Again, Republicans are cheating.

Mitch McConnell said new Supreme Court justice Amy Coney Barrett will be a “political asset” during the election. So are the other two Trump appointees. The Supreme Court voted this week to reject ballots if they don’t arrive at a time that’s convenient for Donald Trump.

The vote wasn’t about being late or election security. It wasn’t about democracy. It wasn’t about every vote counting. It was about rejecting votes that will go against Donald Trump.

For months, Donald…

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It’s My Birthday, & I Want To Thank YOU!!!!


Have a most wonderful day, dearest friend … and many more!!

The Chicago Files

Ah, October 28th; that means it’s my birthday!

Every year I write a birthday post to tell you, my dear readers, how grateful I am for each and every one of you. This year is no exception.

I cannot even begin to convey how much it means to me every time you stop by to read my posts, look at the photos I’ve taken, or just to say hi.

During this crazy COVID time, gratitude for everything we have takes on a special meaning. You truly make a difference to me, and I’m so grateful and appreciative; thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

I hope you have an amazing, day, and please check back tomorrow, as there might be some sort of cake photo (cake is my favorite food group next to Chicago deep dish pizza)!!

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