My webhost, Webhostingpad (the Ralph Wiggum of webhosts), cancelled my account and deleted my files based on a request from someone with a different name and a different email address than mine because, why not? And did they send a notice of this to the official email address they have on file for me. Ha ha. They sent it to the person who made the request. Hilarious!
When I finally got it straightened out, the best they could do was put the website back the way it was in 2011 because that was the last time they backed it up.
They explained to me that once the website grows over a certain size they stop backing it up, and I should have known that because it was in that one million word listing of terms I agreed to when I signed on and clicked “OK.” Do they tell you they are going to stop backing up? Of course not. God I hate them. So, All of the posts and your brilliant comments for the last 2 years are now gone…like tears…in the rain (Blade Runner reference). Well, lots to do – I gotta go.
Who knew that Mike Tyson was funny?
“Because The Tea Party loves Crazy more than they hate Blacks.” Now that’s pretty funny.
It is election day after all, albeit an off, off year election. But on the day that the “Screw the Middle Class Act” was defeated in Ohio, and the “Every Sperm is Sacred Act” was defeated in Mississippi, what could be better than a Mike Tyson video?
Gabe just informed me that the comments to the posts are not working. How long has this been going on? I noticed that there haven’t been any comments for over a week. I just assumed it was because my posts suck, and you are all lazy and easily distracted. But it turns out the comments were broken, which doesn’t preclude any of those things from being true, but at least there is another reason. Anyway, I think I fixed it.
Sorry, forgot to post for a couple days. I know you’re clicking the page all day long hoping for a post. And I disappointed you. Again. Well, dry those tears, here’s something boring and banal! At last!
Amanda invited John over for dinner. Gabe, Erin and Julian were supposed to come over, but Gabe isn’t feeling well, so they stayed home. Too bad – their loss. Amanda wanted a chuck roast, natch’. So we had that, potatoes and gravy, and those garlic beans everyone seems to like. And a red velvet cake. Yum! Good food and interesting conversation – a good night.
Oh, on a humorous note, while I was making the gravy, I unscrewed the pepper cap on one of those huge Costco bottles of pepper and, funny thing, someone had removed the plastic strainer from the bottle so I dumped about a pound of pepper into the gravy. HA! It’s funny because it didn’t happen to you! So we had powdered gravy mix instead. Delicious!
Last time we had the beans, Erin wanted the recipe, so here you go:
1# green beans – French style are nice
3 tablespoons or so soy sauce
1 tablespoon or so balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar or Splenda
2 tablespoons or so sesame oil
2 teaspoons of crushed garlic
Steam the beans until tender, but not too soft. Cook the garlic for a minute or so in the sesame oil. Mix up the soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar and dump that in with the oil and garlic, then add the beans amd mix them up so that they are coated with the sauce. Eat the beans.
Troy Davis, 42, was put on death row 20 years ago for the 1989 murder of a police officer, Mark MacPhail, in Savannah following a fight with a homeless man over a bottle of beer. Since then seven out of the nine key witnesses who implicated him have recanted their evidence, several saying they were cajoled by police into giving false eye-witness statements.
Another 10 have come forward to point the finger at a separate man present at the scene of the murder, Sylvester Coles. BTW, Coles was one of the 2 of 9 witnesses mentioned above who did not recant – go figure.
Meanwhile, no forensic or DNA evidence linking Davis to the shooting has ever been found, and nor has the murder weapon.
Amnesty International’s US branch, that has championed the case, said: “Allowing a man to be sent to death under an enormous cloud of doubt about his guilt is an outrageous affront to justice. The case against Davis unraveled long ago.”
The public figures who have leant their names to the “Too much doubt” campaign to have Davis’s execution commuted include Pope Benedict, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former president Jimmy Carter, the former director of the FBI William Sessions, 51 members of the US Congress and many others. Bianca Jagger, who acts as the Council of Europe’s ambassador on the death penalty, said: “to execute Troy Davis in these circumstances would be a travesty. Executing an innocent man is a state-sanctioned murder.”
The parole board heard from one of the jurors who originally recommended the death penalty for Davis. Brenda Forrest told the panel she no longer trusted the verdict or sentence: “I feel, emphatically, that Mr Davis cannot be executed under these circumstances,” she said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. But the Georgia Parole Board denied clemency yesterday and Troy Davis is scheduled to be put to death today.
– From the Guardian (UK)
[UPDATE] A last minute appeal to the US Supreme Court delayed the execution about 4 hours. But they denied it, and so the State of Georgia killed Mr. Davis a little after 11:00 p.m. Davis maintained his innocence to the end. Strapped to his gurney he lifted his head and according to execution witnesses, told the family of Mark MacPhail that he was not responsible for the officer’s death and did not have a gun at the time.
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