Jun 30, 2011

Bee - a - thon 2011

On July 16, bee counters across the nation are hosting “backyard bee parties” and other garden events as they celebrate Bee-a-thon 2011, the first-ever online “town hall” event dedicated to our pollinators and broadcasting live to worldwide audiences from 9 am to 9 pm US-Pacific Time. 

Visit Your Garden Show to find out more.

Jun 27, 2011

Vyckie Garrison states ultra-demanding lifestyle of Quiverfull is a recipe for abuse, neglect, burnout and insanity.

Born to Breed: An Interview With Quiverfull Walkaway Vyckie Garrison was eye opening.

Vyckie Garrison: Political domination is a core principle of the Quiverfull worldview. Quiverfull’s proof-text, Psalm 127, promises that the man whose quiver is full of arrows “will not be ashamed, but will speak with the enemies in the gate.” We were taught that in Bible times, the city gate was the place where male leaders made decisions regarding local government.

The whole point of having a quiver full of babies is to
1) out-populate the “enemy,” that is, the godless, liberal, lesbian feminists, and
2) launch those many arrows “straight into the heart of the enemy.” And by that, we meant that our children would grow up to be leaders in all the major institutions of our society: Faith, Family, Education, Art, Business, Media, and Government — this is known as the“Seven Mountains doctrine.”

I see the Quiverfull movement accelerating the implementation of patriarchal and dominionist ideas and policies using an impressive marketing saavy (see above) which is proving frightfully effective among the Evangelical population.

The Quiverfull movement not only affects those Evangelical Christians who choose to follow it's percepts but through politics attempts to control the lives of non believers.

Jun 26, 2011

Grilled Chicken Pitas with Cucumber Sauce

Marinate chicken strips in Greek Salad dressing overnight. Grill, and slice into bite size pieces.

Cucumber Sauce:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
1 Tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1 garlic glove minced
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon  chilpotle pepper

Mix together

8 pita pocket halves
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Add cucumber, tomatoes, chicken and feta cheese to the cucumber sauce and stir together. Place inside pita pockets and enjoy.

Jun 11, 2011

A slap in the face of all women

Unwavering in their ignorance, the Alabama Senate even used this “false research” to reject an amendment that would have allowed exceptions to the 20-week ban “to preserve a woman’s health or ‘where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.’” State Sen. Linda Coleman (D) viewed the failure as “literally a slap in the face of all women.” But Beason instructed sexual assault victims that they have plenty of time to deal with their situation earlier:

Apparently a woman's health is irrelevant to the Alabama Senate.