Jan. 25th, 2017

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For those not fluent in U.S. politics, there are Federal Senators who are elected to represent their state in the Federal Senate in Washington D.C. and there are 'state' senators who are elected to represent their constituents in their State Senate at the state capital.

Lawmaker Quits After Mocking Looks Of Women At Women’s March

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An outspoken Nebraska state legislator who was fined for having cybersex using a state computer resigned Wednesday after causing further outrage by sending a tweet that implied participants at a women’s march were too unattractive to be victims of sexual assault.

Republican Sen. Bill Kintner announced at a news conference in the state Capitol that he would step down from the seat he has held since 2012. He made the announcement less than an hour before Nebraska lawmakers were scheduled to debate whether to expel him — the first time the state Legislature would have taken such an action in recent history.

‘1984’ Sales Soar After Trump Team Claims, ‘Alternative Facts’

NEW YORK (AP) – After incorrect or unprovable statements made by Republican President Donald Trump and some White House aides, one truth is undeniable: Sales of George Orwell’s “1984” are soaring.

First published in 1949, Orwell’s classic dystopian tale of a society in which facts are distorted and suppressed in a cloud of “newspeak” topped the best-seller list of Amazon.com as of Tuesday evening. The sales bump comes after the Trump administration’s assertions his inauguration had record attendance and his unfounded allegation that millions of illegal votes were cast against him last fall.

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway coined an instant catchphrase Sunday when she called his claims about crowd size “alternative facts,” bringing comparisons on social media to “1984.”

Orwell’s book isn’t the only cautionary tale on the Amazon list. Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel about the election of an authoritarian president, “It Can’t Happen Here,” was at No. 46. Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” was at No. 71.

Sales also were up for Hannah Arendt’s seminal nonfiction analysis “The Origins of Totalitarianism.” http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/01/25/1984-sales-soar-after-trump-team-claims-alternative-facts/
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Microwave Chocolate Pudding
serves 4


2⁄3 cup sugar
1⁄4 cup baking cocoa
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1⁄4 teaspoon salt

2 1⁄4 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract


combine first 4 ingredients in a microwave safe mixing bowl -- gradually stir in milk.
microwave on high for 6 minutes.stirring every 2 minutes.
stir in butter and vanilla till smooth.
divide pudding into 4 individual serving dishes; press plastic wrap directly onto pudding surface in each dish.
chill 3-4 hours -- .
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From: Mikel Platt
Ribbons & Stars quilt.


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