Moroccan Parsley & Carrot Salad

Moroccan Parsley and Carrot Salad

Moroccan Parsley and Carrot Salad

I don’t have a central theme for this post, so I offer up the following potpourri:

Here is the recipe for Moroccan Parsley and Carrot Salad that I used, for both Saturday night’s biker party and today’s office party. I made a double recipe and then took it up a notch by adding dates, an ingredient from the other Moroccan Carrot Salad that I have made in the past. The sweetness of the dates, helps to balance the sour of the lemons. Both ingredients lend flavor to the bland carrots.

“Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton” – Bob Dylan, It Must be Santa

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate Minority Leader, is in trouble. He is up for reelection next year and he has a rich Tea Party primary challenger. Poor Mitch can’t go all incendiary like Ted Cruz does, because he is the Minority Leader. That would reflect badly upon the Republican Party and jeopardize any hope they might have of retaking the Senate. On the other hand, every time that he collaborates with the Democrats and actually gets something done, he is viewed as a traitor to the conservative cause. This damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t situation has taken a toll on McConnell’s favorable / unfavorable rating. According to a recent ProPublica poll McConnell is now tied, at 31% with Barrack Obama’s favorability rating in Kentucky. Like I said, Mitch McConnell is in trouble.

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    4. 6.25  or  6.4
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I don’t know if I am allowed to post about this, but since Anne is busy running around packing gifts for her family, I’m not going to go looking for prior restraint. Yesterday, she let slip that the school has a ‘no sub list’. This is a list of students that are not allowed to be taught by substitute teachers. This really surprised me, because Anne is a very capable teacher and should be capable with dealing with even the most difficult student. In fact she already has in the past, but maybe she is an above average substitute teacher. That would explain all the work that she gets now.

This is actually a fake beans commercial. It is really a promo the animation firm that produced the spot. Much hot air has been expended on the fact that there is no air on the moon and without air, sound cannot propagate. This is much like the way that Gravity was nitpicked. I think that all this science mumbo-jumbo really misses the whole point. What can be better than a good [deleted] joke?

3 thoughts on “Moroccan Parsley & Carrot Salad

    • Well, they have an email / web based system now, but they do still call her at the last moment. The gist of that paragraph is that some students are deemed too difficult for your every day substitute to handle. My contension it that Anne is a super-sub.

  1. First of all, “super-sub” sounds like an oxymoron, b/c if you look at Latin prefixes, “super” means above, and “sub” means below. Second of all, if there are 20 students in class, and you spend 80% of your time dealing with one or two students, then the rest of the class is being done a disfavor. I have no problem with all of the kids being given a better learning environment, by one or two getting a chance to focus on their learning elsewhere. –Anne

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