- former cubs fan - Wednesday, Oct 5, 22 @ 8:26 am:
i want to know when thomas will come out for the extreme republican supreme court candidates. also, what are his goals in terms of money in the door in exchange for endorsing extreme republican candidates.
A “3.5” point favorite (not a typo) Illini hosts an Iowa team that’s 3-2… the Illini are 4-1… and it’s been a real treat watching the Illini win and how delicious would it be beating Wisconsin *and* Iowa back to back.
Yom Kippur started at sundown last night. Somehow, zero Republican statewide candidates have mentioned it on Facebook or Twitter. Not a huge scandal, but a small sign of how Republicans have stopped trying to win new votes.
- Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Oct 5, 22 @ 10:12 am:
Thankfully Illinois has taken steps to move away from fossil fuels and OPEC doings. The current gas vehicle is the last one I’ll own, as it’s reasonable to expect growth in electric/hybrid vehicles with all the green investment since the federal infrastructure bill was enacted. This includes Illinois’ new climate law and rebates for electric vehicle purchases.
- Someone you Should Know - Wednesday, Oct 5, 22 @ 10:12 am:
Mercifully, the Sox Season ends today. It was a great disappointment, while I respect TLR for leaving in a very classy fashion, he was awful :)
just read in the great Dale Bowman column in the Sun Times that a hunter named Jose Guzman took down the first deer in 150 years in Chicago territory, bow and arrow. the article is truly worth a read (Bowman always great) because it gives excellent information on conservation and hunting.
= Illini football is respectable and selling tickets=
Up where I live near the Cheddar Curtain, it’s to be honest, a lot more common to see people wearing UWM garb than U of I. Yesterday when I was out for breakfast I saw a man come in wearing a sharp looking U of I sweater. So Illini football must be doing good.
Tomato growers: If a tomato has begun ripening in any way, even before it’s started blushing, it has produced enough of the (ethylene?) gas to finish the ripening if it’s stored properly. Very green tomatoes, as has already been pointed out, are candidates for pickling/canning, either on their own or as ingredients in relishes. My fave is fermented green cherry tomatoes, an old-fashioned deli treat that goes great with pastrami sandwiches.
Anyone read the WSJ Editorial about the Illinois School System. Wow, some shocking and depressing numbers…
- Retired and Still in Illinois - Wednesday, Oct 5, 22 @ 11:01 am:
Many years ago the first time I officiated football at Hardin high school the AD came into the cramped office where we were changing clothes and asked for our order. I had no idea what he was talking about and one of my crew mates told him to get me the fritter plate. After the game we headed to the Barefoot and sat at a table with sign reading reserved for officials. As soon as we sat down our food was delivered, fritter plate for me. The school picked up the check and even paid for a couple of pitchers of beer. unfortunately buying the beer ended years ago but the dinner was provided until the Barefoot closed. May have to schedule a Hardin game before I hang up my stripes for the last time.
Speaking of the WSJ blast on the WirePoints “study” suggest that duo needs some steady follow up.
Meanwhile Cards did a come back last night and won in 10 innings and Albert got more RBI…final day of reg season is here.
- Friendly Bob Adams - Wednesday, Oct 5, 22 @ 1:57 pm:
The weather has been great these last few days. The temperature swings from the low 40s to low 70s are really something.
- Joe Bidenopolous - Wednesday, Oct 5, 22 @ 2:13 pm:
=A “3.5” point favorite (not a typo) Illini hosts an Iowa team that’s 3-2… the Illini are 4-1… and it’s been a real treat watching the Illini win and how delicious would it be beating Wisconsin *and* Iowa back to back.=
Forget the line, bet the under (36.5). Iowa offense is trash. Could be Ferentz last year. Illini might be real-ish. Hoping for an “Iowa Touchdown” (1 FG, 2 safeties).
I’m still honked off that I couldn’t bet the under on Northwestern-Penn State last week. It was probably the best play in CFB last week - 64 points. Game finished 17-7. Such a dumb law
Thanks Yinn: I had not heard of fermented green cherry tomatoes. I’m going to look up a recipe for that. I’m a big fan of fermentation; been making sauerkraut and kimchee for years, fermented hot peppers last year, and then there’s the rice wine for 25+ years. Fermentation Sciences at SIUC is expanding. They are adding fermentation space and a store for selling products.
- The Velvet Frog - Wednesday, Oct 5, 22 @ 3:16 pm:
WaPo just published a list of the documents seized at Mar-La-go and they include these gems:
A9. Publicly filed letter to judge regarding Rod Blagojevich clemency and A10. Rod Blagojevich commutation internal analysis (2 copies) and A11. Publicly filed letter to Congress regarding Rod Blagojevich clemency