Friday, July 13, 2012

Political Ideolgy considered

America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom 1914-1989America: The Last Best Hope, Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom 1914-1989 by William J. Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As I read this book, I am having to stop every few pages and really consider things. This book is definitely pro FDR, pro interventionist, not so hip on Patton....ideas that maybe would not be my first opinion. I am beginning to formulate an idea...need much more research....but I am beginning to see that one perpetual theory is not always the answer. Perhaps, there are two forces, maybe we could call them Capitalistic Aristocracy, and Communistic Bureacracy, one on each side of the idealogical debate that vie for power in this world, and the trick is to keep balancing back and forth to keep the freedom for the people. I really need a mentored approach through this study. I really no longer accept the whole, left-right, republican-democrat arguments. I think that true liberty is so much more fragile than we assume, and our only hope is to have leaders who deeply understand these principles, genuinely value liberty, and can keep the precarious balance aligned.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

6 cups rhubarb diced
put in large 13 X 20 pan greased
sprinkle cup of sugar, 6 oz strawberry jello, and 4 cups mini marshmallows over rhubarb

Make yellow cake mix and pour over fruit:

4 cups all-purpose flour (do not sift the flour)
3 cups granulated sugar
1.5 T baking powder
1.5 -teaspoon salt
2 cups milk soured with T vinegar
1/4 vegetable oil
1 cup butter (not margarine), softened
2-tablespoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350° Bake for 45 - 60 mins. until brown.  Add sprinkling of sugar last 10 minutes for cripsness.

Picture Later

Serve with strawberries and cream