とうもろこしの唐揚げ // Chicken-Fried Corn THIS WAS AMAZING. We actually chose an oden place because the weather was getting colder, but this was the perfect way to see summer out. And with great company besides (hi @destinationtoast! we missed you, @todayintokyo!).
Field Corn 2017 01 HDR B&W – Midland, North Carolina, August 26, 2017
As the Koch brothers and the Super PAC’s buy up the remaining Republican votes to bankroll/steamroll the Graham-Cassidy End of Health Care Forever Bill, we have to wonder why. What is in it for them? Republican ideology is grounded upon twin bedrock principles: lowering taxes and reducing the size of government. Read: ending social programs and expanding wealth, power and privilege. Ayn Rand doesn’t have much to say about caring for the poor, the sick, the working class, and people of color. Her society is for the heroes who earn their way with their diligence and purpose, and wealth is their reward. Republicans do not care if people die without health care and other government “services.” It is a small price to pay– and highly necessary for low taxes and increased wealth. Republicans have no interest in people who are not rich, who cannot pay their own way, who need governmental assistance– the very population affordable/universal health care serves. It is a sign of their lack of discipline and devotion to duty. Republicans believe they have earned their way, as must everyone, and they care about no one who doesn’t. They are creating their idea of utopian wonderland with a form of genocide unique in its subtlety and thorough in its implementation: Cut them off! Let them die! They are only a generation away from glory beyond imagining. The kink in the hose is their lack of imagination, and their utter absence of the qualities that make life worth living. It comes down to thirty pieces of silver (adjusted for inflation) as the price for their soul, and their refusal to grasp the importance of things money cannot buy.
ドンタコスひとくちDELI // Don Taco’s Hitokuchi Deli Snacks Hitokuchi (一口 or ひとくち) means bite-sized (lit. ‘one mouth’). I’m glad to see more corn chips in Japan these days, but where you lose me is the semi-solid ……flavor paste…… that they apply in stripes.
It’s like a super-concentrated, fake-cheesy cousin of the waxy, greasy feeling you have in your mouth after a bowl of Captain Crunch. I hate it. Get it out of here.
Also: you wouldn’t know from the packaging, but these are pizza-flavored! Yup. “Quattro Cheese Pizza” and “Meat Pizza.” But it’s just as well that there are no images of pizza, because both just taste like ez-cheez and depression.