Mike Leboeuf: ‘Didn’t want you to miss this column from the Washington Post.’
☞ Good column. Thanks. Let’s tie the Arctic drilling he favors to the $1-a-gallon gas-tax hike he also favors . . . use every penny of that increased revenue to cut the FICA tax (giving people more take-home pay to spend and save, as well as a greater incentive to work), and let’s fund the hell out of alternative energy research instead of – astoundingly – cutting it in half.
The problem a lot of us have with the administration’s energy policy is that it seems 100% designed to benefit the oil industry, from which our president and vice president came, as if that were even more important than doing whatever is best for the country as a whole.
COOKING LIKE A GUY™ – GETTING TO KNOW YOUR HARDWARE
I’m 54 and learned how a toaster-oven works today. It’s got two settings. One for toast, one for oven. Cool! This was much less complicated than I realized, once I really focused. I made some toast, then I made salmon. (My secret: salt, lemon, and first pretend the salmon is a piece of toast.) Before cooking, I actually drenched it in some fancy flavored olive oil someone gave us long ago – a kitchen decoration, is how I had always thought of the bottle, until inspiration struck.
Hint: it’s OK to put a naked slice of bread right on the toaster-oven rack, but it’s a good idea to put the salmon in something, like an aluminum pan.
Quote of the Day
We've forgotten all the sacrifices that the people who've gone before us made to give us this wonderful life that we have. We accept it; we take it for granted; we think it's our birthright. The facts are, it's precious, it's fragile -- it can disappear.~Ross Perot, 1988
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