For some foods they'll be serving in bars and restaurants on this St. Paddy's Day -- like beer or biscuits -- it's not easy being green. For others, like broccoli (above, coarsely chopped, with onion in top of double boiler for broccoli soup),* it's only natural. Click here for fun comparison with what's blooming outside in the winter garden.
"When even the Execrable Ted knows the jig is up, it's safe, I think, to conclude that the IRA/Sinn Fein is dead," writes Hindrocket of PowerLine:
As we noted here, Sept. 11 was the beginning of the end for the terrorists of the Irish Republican Army. Somehow, terrorism just isn't cool anymore. The sickeningly brutal murder of Robert McCartney has revealed the IRA and its political toady-arm, Sinn Fein, as just another criminal gang like the Crips and the Bloods. Actually, this has been clear for a long time; why this particular outrage has tipped the balance against the IRA/Sinn Fein is unclear. But, for whatever reason, it has.
So McCartney's sisters and girlfriend are now the toast of Washington. They will visit the White House tomorrow to meet with President Bush, who, consistent with his anti-terrorist stance, has nothing but contempt for the IRA.
How thrilling that the despicable, preening IRA fellow traveler Gerry Adams has been finally barred entry to the White House. If we didn't know better, we'd say this Green Revolution had something to do with the cleansing wave of rainbow revolutions (orange, purple, cedar and counting) that has been washing over this dirty old world of late.
*Broccoli Soup. Steam coarsely chopped bunch of broccoli and half onion in top of double boiler till tender, about 50 minutes.Puree in food processor with 14.5-oz can of chicken broth, add a few shakes of cinnamon and simmer over low heat to blend flavors. Serve hot or cold.