MoveOn’s Billboards Shame Republicans Who Refuse Medicaid Expansion
Louisiana Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is very, very proud of his ad campaign promoting Louisiana tourism, especially after it won an award for its outstanding message — Pick Your Passion.
He’s not so pleased about MoveOn’s participation in the campaign, however. Billboards like the ones pictured above have been placed in the states where Republican governors have chosen to refuse the Medicaid expansion. MoveOn is simply pointing out that the state might be beautiful, but underneath there’s a rotting stench.
Dardenne was so incensed over the Louisiana billboards that he sent a cease-and-desist letter to MoveOn. Because you know protected First Amendment speech is only reserved for conservatives. The rest of us can shut our mouths and smile. Well, MoveOn begs to differ:
MoveOn Communications Director Nick Berning said the billboard is protected by the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech.
“MoveOn will not back down in the face of baseless legal threats. If Republican officials don’t want to be criticized for keeping hundreds of thousands of Louisianians from accessing Medicaid, there’s a simple solution — they should stop preventing Louisianans from accessing Medicaid,” Berning said.
“Neither Gov. Jindal nor Lt. Gov. Dardenne will silence MoveOn members,” Berning said.
Today in Lab History: March 7, 1897- Cornflakes Invented
On March 7, 1897, John Kellogg served the world’s first cornflakes to his patients at a mental hospital in Battle Creek, Mich. These were an unsweetened addition to the diets of his patients, who suffered from a variety of ailments, which he believed could be cured by a strict vegetarian diet and vigorous exercise.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2012/09/today-lab-history-cornflakes-invented
Moisture Models May Aid Farmers
Global farmers could get better decision-making help as refinements are made to North Alabama soil moisture modeling research being done by an atmospheric science doctoral student at The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
The models indicate how much added moisture would be needed in a given area versus historical data to achieve various crop yields, and they could aid in making expensive infrastructure investments by helping to determine their economic viability.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/03/moisture-models-may-aid-farmers
Skillet Cornbread & Chili
You may or may not know but I am working on a new cookbook. One that involves cooking with coffee. Well, I’ve been testing out this Quinoa & Coffee Chili recipe for a while now and one can only eat so much chili, ya know? So I had to do something else with it. Baking it in a skillet with cornbread seemed like the perfect idea. It was!
- ½ Cup all-purpose flour
- ½ Cup coarse ground corn meal
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt
- ½ Cup Buttermilk
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 large organic egg
- 3 Ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
- Quinoa & Coffee Chili