True Story: A lady named “Isis” after the goddess is petitioning to have the terror group ISIS named something else. Now she knows how Al Kida of Hackensack New Jersey felt.

Yes, I made this joke up. Not the petition part. That part is true.

Orcas: Killer “Whales”

First off Killer Whales are not whales. They are dolphins. They are probably the most intelligent animal outside of the primates. They speak a language. They name each other. They even have accents which vary from region to region. They have a culture. They teach their young different ways to hunt and act with great intelligence and cooperation. No killer whale has ever been documented as eating a human being. Yet, they have been documented hunting other dolphin, rays, white sharks and even polar bears. They live in family groups and recognize their kin seldom leaving a parent. They play. They sing for no other reason than they feel like singing.

Yet, we feel entitled to kill them, capture and imprison them at our whim.

I was in Europe during the First Gulf War and had strangers come up to me in public places bitching and moaning about America interfering in the affairs other countries. Now Europe is bitching and moaning because America hasn’t yet gone after ISIS yet. Make up your minds people.

Observant Jews can’t eat lobster but can eat locusts. They can’t eat bacon but can eat giraffe. They can eat cheese and can eat burgers but they can’t eat cheese burgers. Yahweh has a real sense of humor.

Anonymous asked:

I know you're against military intervention, but surely well-placed airstrikes and ground attacks on IS could do SOME good and save SOME civilian lives? Doesn't that make it worth it if even a few additional lives can be spared this way?

The United States can no longer afford to play world cop. If the regional powers and the UN decide that intervention could save lives then the U.S. should do its part. Unilateral action is wrong. We are not Imperial Rome. We are, or at least should be, a democracy.

Anonymous asked:

I don't like to use labels but to make it easier, I'm a highly sensitive, intuitive empath and VERY perceptive. I know this is a gift, but I really struggle with it. When I'm around people, I feel like I'm a talk show host, I'm always asking questions, getting to know them but they very rarely ask me back. I love to communicate and speak to people on deeper levels without small talk but it becomes so draining when it's not a two way thing. I prefer to be in nature and peaceful places

Empathic sensitivity is a gift and a curse. More a curse I think. Most of us would be happy to return this “gift”.

Portobello Mushroom Veggie Burger

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon oregano
Coarse salt and ground pepper
4 slices red onion
8 portobello mushrooms (about 1 pound total), stems removed
4 brioche hamburger buns
4 slices gruyère cheese
4 lettuce leaves

DIRECTIONS

In a bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, oregano, and a dash of salt and pepper. Toss the mushrooms several times in the marinade to fully coat. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
Lightly oil grates, and heat your grill to medium. If using charcoal, you can toss the portobello burgers over nice, hot coals. Or, if using a grill pan, preheat on high for 2 minutes. Grill mushrooms, covered, 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until lightly charred and tender. If using a grill pan, cook for 5 minutes per side, then flip.


Slice 4 rounds from the red onion and dip in the remaining portobello marinade while holding the rings together. Place each round flat on the grill and cook alongside the portobellos for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
Top 4 of the 8 portobellos with a slice of gruyère and cover until cheese is melted. If using a grill pan, cover with tinfoil to help the cheese get gooey.
Assemble the burgers in this order: bottom bun, lettuce leaf, a slice of grilled red onion, gruyère-topped portobello mushroom (cheese side up), another portobello (cap side up), top bun.