- 1 bottle (750 ml) fruity red wine
- 1 cup brandy
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 medium orange, sliced
- 1 medium lemon, sliced
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
- 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon aniseed
- 1/2 teaspoon whole peppercorns
- 3 whole cloves
- Optional garnishes: Orange slices, star anise and additional cinnamon sticks
- In a large saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients. Place remaining spices on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose spices; tie securely with string. Place in pan.
- Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer gently, covered, 20 minutes. Transfer to a covered container; cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
- Strain wine mixture into a large saucepan, discarding fruit and spice bag; reheat. Serve warm. Garnish, if desired, with orange slices, star anise or additional cinnamon sticks.
Okay, Thursday was a heavy day. For the most part, just putting headlines with links here. Some pieces were brought to the comments on Thursday, but they deserve another mention.
Here we go:
This man drops bombs in Harris County Texas about election fraud! He said “my pronouns are I wish a mother f’er would.”
Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro Charges His Own Former Campaign Consultant with ‘Wide Scale’ Voter Fraud
So, no more Loreal or Estee…which is fine because their lipsticks STINK. I will miss Clinque, though. Raspberry Glace is such a pretty color.
What the heck, I’ll just do a quick thread to open-source what few people know but don’t want to admit:
How this op often gets run in Washington.
(thread on how to “work” the current system in DC)
And that just HAPPENS to be starting now…. Ri-i-i-i-i-ght.
New Report Details Growing Trend of Transgender People Seeking Surgeries to Have Both Male AND Female Genitalia
Hermaphrodites are us?
Disgraced tech bro Sam Bankman-Fried blames his EX-LOVER for FTX collapse and $32BN loss, admits he lied about being moral and calls ethics a ‘dumb game we woke Westerners play’: SEC chair ‘in a corner’ for lack of oversight of ‘Wild West’ crypto market
Ethics is a dumb game…this one grew up without any religion. Take that to the bank.
All together now: 🤮🤮🤮
Worth reading from Sundance:
Biden and G20 Leaders Declaration, Digital Vaccine Passport Will Facilitate International Travel Requirement
Election Over, Washington Post Quietly Reports Construct of FBI Top Secret Narrative Around Trump Mar-a-Lago Documents Was False
Washington Compost calls an OOPSIE!
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Something is in the wind.
Bach wouldn’t be my first choice, but I get her point.
After removing the straight jacket, I assume.
Does her make-up artist use embalming fluid?
I was actually shooting off fireworks.
I don’t even know where to go with this.
I need to try this.
And now for the business portion of the post borrowed from Tuesday:
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- No running with scissors.
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22Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves; for the wind was against them. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27But immediately he spoke to them, saying, “Take heart, it is I; have no fear.” 28And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water.” 29He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus; 30but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Have a good weekend!