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Staircase, by Richard Wanderman

thumbnail, featured image“Staircase” by my friend Richard Wanderman, on Flickr. Fuji X100s, March 31, 2014, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California. Richard says, “I’ve been shooting architectural images of this Richard Meier masterpiece for over ten years now and it never bores me…” You should follow the Flickr link to Richard’s work and view some marvelous architectural photographic art. See post for image in PHOTOS.

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“Bacon, Bacon”

I just saw on the “Check, Please” restaurant rating show that my San Francisco Bay Area now boasts a gourmet food truck service. An oxymoron? Sometimes referred to colloquially as “puke trucks,” the ubiquitous snack wagons that traditionally show up in warehouse districts and corporation parks have always been known for convenience, but never for fine foods.

Well, “Bacon, Bacon” trucks sport a limited variety of truly gourmet grilled burgers and sandwiches. They’re all made on the spot of the finest, freshest gourmet ingredients. They’re all “heart attack on a bun” fare – they’re made with bacon of course.

The bacon Burger (Two patties, bacon, sautéed onions, cheddar) looks gorgeous. But my favorite would be the LGBT (Little gem lettuce, goat cheese, bacon, tomato), which is a BLT to die for. You can always eat salad for the rest of the week.

If you’re not located in the San Francisco Bay Area, eat your heart out. I wouldn’t be too surprised, though, if they make it to your neck of the woods in good time. I predict they’ll be very successful.

Check it out:

Bacon, Bacon website.

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Arrogance of Climate Change Denial

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) told the Voice of Christian Youth America that God controls the climate, not humans. Promoting his book The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, Inhofe said:

Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.

I cite the 2012 THINKPROGRESS citation because it seems to tap the source of a pernicious internet meme that reminds us, when all is said and done:

What arrogance of science deniers to think that God and Mother Nature, your choice, might smile indulgently over our exponentially increasing befoulment of their air, land and water — or perhaps not even notice.

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McCutcheon v. the Federal Election Commission

“In another blow to our already minimal campaign finance regulations, the Supreme Court struck down aggregate contribution limits in McCutcheon.” ~~ Bill Moyers

We can all sleep safer at night now, knowing that the Roberts Supreme Court, in its majesty, has determined that the right to free speech quantified in your $25 political contribution is exactly equal to the Koch Brothers’ $1 billion contribution.

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