Sunday, July 09, 2006

Tis the season for peaches
But before we move on to that...
The end of cowboy diplomacy.. The time mag summary is here

Are they implying that it is dear leader under that hat.. ;-)
From the piece

A grinding and unpopular war in Iraq, a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, an impasse over Iran's nuclear ambitions, brewing war between Israel and the Palestinians -- the litany of global crises would test the fortitude of any president, let alone a second-termer with an approval rating mired in Warren Harding territory.

And there's no relief in sight.

The world out there is not the wild wild west and the president is no cowboy, he has just bumbled and stumbled his way thru it all with his reverse midas touch.

And as you might have heard more than 40 Sunnis were killed in cold blood in Baghdad. Last throes anybody? These links (1, 2) tell you why it continues to be or get worse. It's not like these were quick drive by shootings.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Gunmen roaming a Baghdad neighborhood on Sunday killed at least 40 unarmed Iraqis as soon as they identified them as Sunnis, emergency police said. ....... Gunmen -- mostly "young reckless teenagers" -- started to pick up Sunni youth and execute them in public, while others went door-to-door looking for Sunni families who stayed behind, Makki said. After warning one Iraqi woman she had 10 seconds to leave, the gunmen killed her and her children, Makki said.

So where were the police, this lasted over 8 hours and no police showed up?

The violence continued for eight hours, Makki said, blaming the Ministries of Interior and Defense for not responding, and saying U.S. forces responded too late to stop most of the killings.

This is a civil war call it ultra low grade or low grade or whatever.
I am just disgusted!!!

Remember my post about Biden making that remark about Indian Americans? Apparently they did not play his entire comments, but only played parts of it. Here are the complete comments, from delaware liberal who links to a dairy on daily kos. I am not a huge fan of Biden but wonder if someone wanted to deliberately portray him in a bad light?

Oh the peaches, finally something that might interest vegetarians as well.
Baked/stuffed peaches

- 1/2 cup of ground almonds
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tbsps of Amaretto liquer
- 2 pods of cardamom, contents of the pods ground (maybe some cinnamon might be good too?)
- 2 tbsps of butter (melted)
Cut ripe juicy peaches into halves (3-6 peaches, we had 3. I think we had enough for about 6 peaches).
Remove the pit, carve out the peach some more.
Mix all the ingredients and stuff the peach halves.
Put them in a baking dish and in an oven at 375 for 45 mins or till peaches are well done (soft and easy to cut).
Serve with a dollop of fresh cream or icecream of your choice or eat as is.
This is *A*'s recipe that she came up with on the fly, it really is pretty amazing.


Aditi said...

Looks amazing.. I am wondering if i will be able to try it with a different fruit.. hmm

surajsharma said...

you put it all in the right perspective for me when you said..."reverse midas touch" i can put my finger exactly where it hurts...if you know what i mean.

Keshi said...

Peaches n stuffed? WOW!


San said...

peaches - yuk not a fan

karmic_jay said...

@aditi.. doesn't hurt to experiment i guess. :)

@suraj.. you got that right!

@keshi.. pretty easy too make as well.

@san.. aww, dif strokes for dif ppl.

Aditi said...

hmm not a fan of peaches but couldnt think of any other fruit either that works..
now if there was some filo dough around.. imagine the possibilities

karmic_jay said...

I am sure you can find some place that sells filo dough in Bombay?

opinionatedinjerzee said...

wow, *A* seems really talented!!! i could never dream of that!!!

As for the situation in Iraq.. it is so sad.. What does what type of Muslim you are have to do with anything.. Its really a shame!

karmic_jay said...

Opin.. *A* is the brains of the outfit in many different ways. I am pretty lucky to have met her.

I agree with you about what you said abt Iraq.

Id it is said...

The lesser said the better about that man under the hat!

Suze said...

Perfect, peaches and amaretto!

Diana said...

And, yet, I'm wondering what the hell took so long. Cowboy politics, indeed.

The peaches look beyond divine, though. (fans self) Oh, my!

GWPDA said...

Those are some lovely peaches Mrs. Jay!

Try the same receipt with baking apples - just something about those flavours with cinnamon and butter and delight....

karmic_jay said...

Diana.. thanks, I wonder why you fanned yourself? :) I can guess

GWPDA.. Thanks I am honored you stopped by my blog. :-)

karmic_jay said...

Suze..thanks for stopping by. Just wondering how you found this place?

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