Friday, December 30, 2011

Fox asks Facebook Users if Jews killed Christ

And the money quote?
A foreign affiliate of the Fox television network apologized this week after it published a poll on Facebook asking whether users felt like Jews were responsible for killing the biblical deity character Jesus Christ.

It's hard to keep up with the bigotry of Fox News/TV/Entertainment.
"Biblical Deity Character, Jesus Christ"
A foreign affiliate of the Fox television network apologized this week after it published a poll on Facebook asking whether users felt like Jews were responsible for killing the biblical deity character Jesus Christ.
The poll was published by Fox Latin America, based in Argentina, according to The Associated Press. It was attached to a post promoting the National Geographic Channel’s annual Christmas special.
Other poll answers included “Pontius Pilate” and “High Priests.”
A local Jewish group insisted the poll was a reference to Vatican propaganda against Jews, which the church has long since turned away from.
The current Pope, Benedict XVI, has similarly insisted that in the story, Jews were not responsible for the killing, saying that the ages-old tale of torture and death was instead pre-determined by the deity’s father as a way to forgive humans for their transgressions, not to saddle them with more.
The Fox poll was taken off Facebook almost as quickly as it went up. A network spokesman apologized and vowed that it wouldn’t happen again.
It was not clear which poll answer Fox viewers favored.
Don't yell at me people... I just reports 'em!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Crybaby Sen. Scott Brown Complains About Elizabeth Warren's Media Coverage

What a friggin' pussy!

Facing Tough Race, Brown Complains About Warren’s Treatment In the Media

Facing Tough Race, Brown Complains About Warren’s Treatment In the Media
Senator Scott "Douchebag" Brown
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) is suddenly facing a very tough race against former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren. And so Brown sat down for a friendly interview with the Boston Herald, a conservative paper, to complain about the coverage his likely rival is getting.

“And it would help if you guys would ask her some tough questions, too,” Brown commented. “Ask her how she would vote on things, and why. It’s all fluff, it’s all fluff. Give me a break.” He also added: “I just think that if you’re gonna find out where people stand, you’ve gotta ask them tough questions like you guys ask me every single day.”

The Herald also asked Brown whether he thought Warren was “too extreme” for Massachusetts. “Well I think the consensus out there is that she is obviously very very liberal. And especially when she’s stating that she’s created the intellectual foundation for the Occupy Wall Street — and you know all the problems we had with those folks here. And then the fact that she’s gonna leave blood and teeth in the street, and she’s not gonna compromise and only wants to work on big things. Well you know, we have plenty of ideologues down there, and a lot of partisanship down there already.” He also added: “You guys understand how things work down there. If you’re gonna get anything done, especially the fact that there is a check and balance, you need to work in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to get things done. You need to work across the aisle. And as you know, just because you follow me more than most, I am the most bipartisan person in the delegation, and one, if not the most in the entire Senate.”

As evidence, Brown cited his votes for financial reform — and Warren’s own praise of that bill — as well as his support for the START nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and for the repeal of the ban on gays in the military. “You know, I’d rather be thorough and rational than you know shoot from hip and be in lockstep.”

Recent polling has shown Warren with the lead in the race. Brown was elected to the Senate in a special election in January 2010, following the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy, in a stunning upset against Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley. However, a major challenge for him going into 2012 is that he is a Republican senator in a deep-blue state, which is expected to vote Democratic by a wide margin in the presidential race.

What's the matter Senator? Koch's money still can't erase what a douchebag you are? 

Headline of the day

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cool Geek Stuff: World's 1st Super Computer

‘In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first ‘SUPER’ computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored 5 MB of data.’

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Just had a delicious dinner at The Taj in Boston with my wonderful husband (who is finally home for Christmas this year), and my 3 bestest friends. Who could ask for more??

The Taj Mahal wrought of gingerbread. Pretty amazing!

Tobin and Sally Tomatoes in the Cafe at The Taj

Tobin and Bob. Sorry about the exposure. A little dark in there.

Mr. B. He is actually having a good time this evening.

My appetizer: Pomegranate-glazed Scallops on Arugula and Celeriac salad. Very delicious.

Did you know that Pellegrino had a "Bulagri" edition of mineral water? You do now.

Grilled Rib-eye Steak with a charred sweet Pepper, Patty Pan Squash and a cheddar Pommes Dauphinoise. A terrific entree.

And for dessert... an update of classic Bûche de Noël. 
We really did have a wonderful time. The only thing missing was you. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

New England vs Denver

Our boys, The Pats are playing against the Denver Broncos in Denver tomorrow and we here at Frenchy's House Party are all fired up for the big game. Tebow has been hot this season and the defense from our boys has been less than fabulous so it should be a nail-biter. We are watching the game at Hedge House as it is also Tobin's birthday and Bob's making dinner. (YUM!) That Tim Tebag is one good looking Christianist but oy, I hope he gives it a rest. All of the ink that's been sprayed around talking about Tebow and his public displays of his faith reminded me of this little chestnut from our old favorite, The Bible (KJV, of course). 

1 Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 5 And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. 6 But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. (Matthew 6:1,5-7)

We'll see how much of that we will have to see or hear. I'd hate to get agita after Bob's delicious dinner from listening to that stuff. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Poppin' Fresh!

Today in Christian Conservative Anti-Gay Hypocrites Poppin' Out of the Closet:

This is great! From Towleroad:

Greg Davis, the mayor of Southaven, Mississippi, "who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2008 on a conservative, family-values platform" according to the Commercial Appeal, has been forced out of the closet over receipts uncovered in a criminal investigation over misused expenses. The receipts included "thousands of dollars worth of liquor, expensive dinners at a local restaurant and a visit to an adult store catering to gay men":

As details emerged Thursday from the receipts, provided by state auditors to Southaven aldermen and subsequently obtained by The Commercial Appeal, Davis conceded publicly for the first time in an interview with The CA that he is gay and has struggled to keep the issue from affecting his public life as mayor of Mississippi's third-largest city.

"At this point in my life and in my career, while I have tried to maintain separation between my personal and public life, it is obvious that this can no longer remain the case," Davis said Thursday afternoon at his Southaven home. "While I have performed my job as mayor, in my opinion, as a very conservative, progressive individual -- and still continue to be a very conservative individual -- I think that it is important that I discuss the struggles I have had over the last few years when I came to the realization that I am gay."

The receipts were provided to state auditors in hopes of decreasing the approximately $170,000 they have demanded Davis repay the city for improper charges to both his city-issued and personal credit cards. Auditors asked city aldermen, who approved the expenses, to review the receipts before making a decision on accepting them to reduce Davis' payments...

...a review by The CA shows that Davis spent thousands of dollars at the Mesquite Chop House in Southaven and thousands more at local liquor stores. Also included in the receipts is a charge for $67 at Priape, a store in Toronto that is described by its website as "Canada's premiere gay lifestyle store and sex shop."

Davis said he didn't remember what he bought at the store, which he visited on a recruitment trip with Mid-South warehouse developers.

He couldn't remember what he bought at the gay sex shop? Yeah... right!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Another day, another self-loathing Republican politician in gay-sex/prostitution scandal

Republican Mayor and father of two, Chris Myers
What, again??

MEDFORD, N.J. -- The town's married mayor, accused on a website two months ago of having sex with a prostitute at a California hotel, resigned Monday.

The anonymous allegation against Republican Chris Myers, a father of two, included a photo of a man who appeared to be him in his underwear.

The person making the allegation claimed to be a prostitute. He said Myers contacted him through a male escort website and they met at a Newport Beach, Calif., hotel. He complained Myers paid him $500 but didn't fulfill promises of a car and other gifts. He said on the website that the broken promise was the reason he was taking his story public.

The website was taken down soon after becoming public.

Myers, in an interview with a reporter for the Courier-Post newspaper in October, refused to comment on the allegations but didn't deny them. At a November township council meeting, Myers denied the claims, calling the Internet "a murky, anonymous place."

His resignation letter submitted to town officials Monday did not mention the scandal. "My work commitments will not allow me to devote the time that is needed in the months ahead," Myers wrote.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another Self-described "Conservative Republican" in Gay Sex Scandal

I am Shocked! Shocked I tell you! From the great website Towleroad:

Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Pat Sullivan, a self-described conservative Republican, was arrested yesterday on charges of exchanging methamphetamine for sex with a man, The Denver Post reports:
Drug task-force officers were "visually monitoring" the deal when the 68-year-old former national Sheriff of the Year delivered methamphetamine to an Aurora home and sought sex in return, said current Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson.
"This shows that no one is above the law, particularly a current or a former peace officer," Robinson said.

Robinson said Sullivan had an ongoing relationship with the man as well as other men he had a history of bonding out of jails in the metro region.

Sullivan is being held on $250,000 bail in the jail that bears his name, the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Facility. He was sheriff from 1984 until his retirement in 2002.

These characters sicken me. They call us the worst kind of names and demonize us to win and keep power and they are nothing but self-loathing hypocrites. I hope they throw the book at this scumbag.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's no wonder the rest of the world thinks we're all crazy!

Nothing says Merry Christmas like blastin' some critters with a big ol' assault rifle while Santa tickles the young'uns. 

I found this photo at The Daily Mail (London). Take a look at the story too

Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's Official!

Mr. B and I had a terrific dinner with his folks (my in-laws). More about that later with commentary on dinner. Only small issue was that we ordered a lovely little nosegay corsage for Mom and left it in the fridge when we went to dinner. It does, however, look spectacular pinned to the sleeve of my sweatshirt. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

What do I bring for Thanksgiving Dinner? A practical flow chart

I know it's a little late for this but I just saw it and had a good chuckle over it. 

Thanks to Chow for this one:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A "Good Christian Teacher"

Thank goodness I don't have any children to worry about. With the pedophile clergy, "coaches" on sports teams and every other manner of kook and weirdo out there I'd be afraid to let them out of the house. Witness today's entry into the fray:

"Alleged" pervert in question
Teacher in Christian School Charged with Masturbating in Class

Authorities in Schaumburg, Illinois have charged a teacher at a Christian school for repeatedly masturbating in class over a period of 10 years. Schaumburg Christian School fired math teacher Paul A. LaDuke, 75, on Friday after a student reported that she saw him masturbating, according to NBC Chicago.

After conducting an internal investigation, school officials contacted Schaumburg police Monday. On Tuesday, LaDuke was charged with sexual exploitation of a child. Several students reportedly told police that they were present in the classroom when LaDuke unzipped and lower his pants and then masturbated. 

“Through the course of our investigation, our detectives have come to believe that this has happened several times per year for 10 years or more, possibly,” Schaumburg police Sgt. John Nebel told the CBS affiliate in Chicago.

“It’s not that it’s been reported and nothing has been done, it’s just that during the course of the investigation, we’ve come to learn certain information and I can’t go further for the fact that there’s a possibility of more charges before a grand jury,” he added.

Police say that there is no evidence that LaDuke, who taught Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, had inappropriately touched any students.

What a friggin' pervert!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Little things mean a lot!

Thanks Mr. B!
A couple of years ago I wrote a post about my dear Mr. B buying me a new vacuum cleaner. Now scoff if you will but I really was sick of the old machine and just didn't want to go and blow any money on a new one. I really did feel just like a bride easing that new vacuum around the house. Thanks again, Mr. B. (Ed. Note: That machine is dying a dusty death right now. Time for a new one I guess.) A vacuum is not what some people might call a great gift but it was something that made my life that much easier and I didn't have to put up with something that "worked" but not really.

The point to this is that there are some products that we have around the house that we use and are marginally happy with but are just "making do". Take aluminum foil. I use it all the time. It is fine for what it's worth but nothing special. Stuff sticks to it, you can't use it on a lasagna because the cheese sticks to it and the tomato sauce's acid interacts with the aluminum foil making it taste metallic. Ugh! So then Reynolds (Wrap) puts out this new foil that is, as my sainted mother used to say, "Slicker'n snot on a doorknob". I LOVE this stuff. I use it all the time now. If you haven't tried it go and buy yourself some. Absolutely nothing sticks to it!

However the age old problem of the sticky, metallic lasagna remains. The cheese won't stick to it but you still need to put a piece of parchment paper between the casserole and the foil to keep it from getting funny-tasting. And what's the point of using the non-stick foil if you're just going to put a piece of parchment between the foil and the casserole?

Well... not any more!!!   Presenting!!!

I know how silly you must think this is but I think it's great! Foil lined with parchment! Genius! We cooks know what a great idea this is. 

Now if they could only make a foil that washes dishes and makes coffee.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Buying a turkey at Stop & Shop... The Nightmare

I usually like to wait a couple of days before writing about problems I have with a business so I can cool off and get a better perspective on things. But not tonight!

This week Stop & Shop has a sale on frozen turkeys ($0.58/pound). If you buy one of these turkeys and present a coupon from the paper last week you also get 200 points for savings on gasoline (200points = $0.20/gallon saving). I am almost out of gas so I was going to use the points to fill up and bring the cost of my turkey from $8.32 to $5.52. I thought that I would like to take advantage of this but because we have a smaller refrigerator with an even smaller freezer I didn't think it would work. The Contessa di Pomodori suggested asking the butcher at Stop & Shop to saw the turkey in half and freeze the halves. This was a great solution as I didn't want to take up a whole shelf of my freezer for weeks until I was going to use an entire bird. 

I headed down to the local Stop & Shop and selected a nice small (14lb) turkey figuring that was about the largest I could accommodate with my freezer and took it to the butcher shop at the market. A kind of slack-jawed youth came out of the butcher shop and told me he could not cut the turkey in half because all of the equipment had been cleaned. He said the butcher shop was only open until 5pm. Thinking he was just being obdurate I went to the "Courtesy" booth and asked the manager what was up with the butcher shop closing at 5 when so many people shop on the way home from work. She said simply ask the youth to "put the turkey aside and do it tomorrow" and pick it later today. I said to the youth that I would like the turkey sawed in half, wrapped individually and kept frozen until I picked it up tonight. 

I arrived at the Stop & Shop tonight to find that the turkey had indeed been cut in half but it was put on a foam meat tray and loosely wrapped in plastic. The turkey was also completely defrosted (meaning it had been left out somewhere for some time) and as it was not tightly wrapped it was leaking turkey juice all over my hands. The guy in the butcher shop tonight said that this was the only turkey that was cut in half and it must be mine. Needless to say I was completely bullshit about this and took the turkey right to the "Courtesy" booth dropped it on the desk and demanded to see the manager. He asked me if I wanted to go through another stop at the market tomorrow and I said to just forget it. Fortunately they had some hand sanitizer at the counter but that turkey was leaking something shocking and it was all over their desk.

I doubt that I will pursue this purchase again but it is a good object lesson. If you need something done at Stop & Shop you need to write everything down, take names, call several times during the day to make sure your instructions are followed. 

All this for an $5.52 turkey!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Penguin Stuff

I saw a post on about these penguins in New Zealand that had been caught up in an oil spill and the locals were trying to get folks to knit little sweaters for them to keep them warm and to keep them from preening their feathers until they could be cleaned up. 

If those aren't cute enough here's a video of Cookie the Penguin. I know I've posted this before but I just saw it again and couldn't resist. This little bird loves him some tickling!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

McDonald's Sign Fail

Oh dear!

Does anyone else see something amiss??

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett released his tax returns to House Republicans as requested, revealing he made over $62 million last year while paying $15,300 in payroll taxes.

Nice little tax break I'd say. 

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Chihuahua vs. Mastiff

I know, I know... cute pet videos?? Well, watching this chihuahua driving his friend, a huge mastiff, crazy is just adorable. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Baubles, continued

This time we will enjoy jewels set with a variety of colored gems

This beautiful Bulgari necklace displays the variety of colors of natural pearls set with a variety of colored gemstones

Another Bulgari piece

These Bulgari necklace and earrings are set with turquoise, diamonds, amethysts, emeralds and sapphires.

I guess you can tell from the above images that Bulgari's designers like to employ multicolored stones in their designs. Another Bulgari necklace in rubies, diamonds and a large cabochon sapphire.

From the Iranian Imperial collection is the Darya-ye Noor Diamond, a 182 carat pink diamond.

This tiara, also from the Imperial Iranian collection is set with emeralds, diamonds and a large, very rare spinel.

This bracelet was in the collection of the Duchess of Windsor and features crosses set with various colored gems and diamonds.

This Russian tiara is set with diamonds and emeralds and features a large emerald set below a very beautiful yellow diamond.

This is the coronation crown of Empress Farah of Iran. It was fashioned by Van Cleef & Arpels from jewels in the Imperial treasury.

This parure is set with rubies, diamonds, citrines and some magnificent opals.

This tiara made by Harry Winston was Empress Farah's favorite. It is magnificently set with yellow and pink diamonds, the rarest in the world and surmounted by enormous emeralds. 

This necklace, called The Tutti-Frutti necklace is worn by Kiera Knightly and was made by Bulgari.

The centerpiece of this tiara is the Noor-ol-Ain diamond, which is  at 60 carats one of the largest pink diamonds in the world. The diamond is set in platinum, and is surrounded by pink, clear and yellow diamonds.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

I love living in the country

As I was driving to the Post Office I saw a flock of wild turkeys at an office building just down the road. There were quite a few of them and they seemed not to mind me taking their photo.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Massachusetts GOP running scared!

In the wake of the PPP poll showing Elizabeth Warren leading Republican Senator (Douchebag) Scott Brown R-Koch, the Massachusetts Republican Party has tried a new approach. They must be scared shitless! From The Daily Kos:
MA-Sen: Ah, nothing like a scary poll to make the Mass. GOP start to sh*t itself. What a bunch of d-bags:
The Massachusetts Republican Party is asking Harvard University to reconsider paying Elizabeth Warren a salary while the law school professor runs for US Senate. “By restoring her to the faculty, even though she has now formed a federal election committee and is actively campaigning, the university is establishing a bad precedent for academic appointments,” Nate Little, executive director of the GOP, wrote in a letter to Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust.
“Of equal concern is that Harvard runs the risk of jeopardizing its tax-exempt status. As a non-profit charitable institution, Harvard is prohibited from taking a position on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate. Your payment of a salary to Professor Warren causes reasonable-minded people to conclude that Harvard is supportive of her candidacy,” Little wrote.
I liked this deadpan zinger from the Globe's Glen Johnson, though:
During the special election campaign, Brown continued to accept his taxpayer financed salary as a state senator. He also has not expressed any plans to give up his federal salary while running for reelection.
The way the Republicans treated Ms. Warren in Congressional hearings was atrocious. She has only tried to be the voice of working people in the US and they treated her like dirt. I hope she mops up the floor with that Scott Brown.

Crybaby Rick Santorum wants Google to redefine his name

If anyone deserved to be ridiculed and declared pariah it is Rick Santorum. He has said the most revolting things about gays and lesbian citizens that you can imagine. If you don't know about Santorum click here and it will be explained. 

Here's a story from that will explain the headline. 

Once again, NEVER eat in public when the cameras are rolling
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum no doubt dislikes that he isn't topping any recent polls of the 2012 field, but he may dislike the thing that tops search results of his name even more. And now, he's asking search giant Google to do something about it.
Sex columnist Dan Savage famously campaigned to redefine the then-senator's name in 2003. Nearly a decade later, the effects of Savage's prank remain: the top Google result for "santorum" is, which defines "santorum" as "the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum."
In a Tuesday interview with Politico, Santorum revealed that he had asked Google to fix the persistent Google bomb, and theorized that the company harbored an agenda against him.
“I suspect if something was up there like that about Joe Biden, they’d get rid of it,” Santorum said. “If you're a responsible business, you don't let things like that happen in your business that have an impact on the country.”
“To have a business allow that type of filth to be purveyed through their website or through their system is something that they say they can't handle but I suspect that's not true.”
However, Danny Sullivan, editor of search engine news site SearchEngineLand, told Talking Points Memo that there was nothing Google could do about the search result. Because Savage and his cohorts actually created a new definition for "santorum" and put it into use, as opposed to merely tricking an algorithm to confuse search results, Savage's prank counts as a true result.
“At his point there’s nobody who could not argue [Savage’s definition of santorum] is not a definition in a lot of quarters,” Sullivan said. “So for him to say Google could get rid of it would be like him saying, ‘I don’t like the word unicorn and I think that that definition should go away.’”
“They’d have to go in and de-rank [the Savage] website, which would be saying that website is not relevant — which of course it is.”
In July, Savage threatened to also redefine Santorum's first name, Rick, if he used his presidential campaign to again promote discrimination against gay people.
In a June interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd, Santorum said that things like the Google bomb "come with the territory."
He didn't mention contacting Google prior to today.
“There are foul people out there who do horrible things," Santorum said. "It’s unfortunate some people thought it would be a big joke to make fun of my name. But that comes with the territory.”

Memo to Rick Santorum: Swim with the sharks and you're gonna get a few bites. 

Scott Brown's Elizabeth Warren Meltdown

Senator Scott Brown R-Koch, of Massachusetts was overheard "discussing" the latest PPP Poll numbers that showed Consumer Advocate Elizabeth Warren's overtaking of Brown in the next election. Here is how it was reported at
Sen. Scott Brown apparently didn't only lose his lead in the polls for the Massachusetts Senate race Tuesday — he also lost his cool.
A tipster told Talking Points Memo that he was walking on the Senate side of the Capitol and caught a very interesting scene.
“Just walked passed Senator Brown’s office and in the hallway was the man himself, lamenting into his cell phone, ‘I don’t understand how she can be down 20 points one week and is now up two. What is going on?’," the tipster wrote.
The tipster goes on to say that Brown then looked over his shoulder and saw the tipster and hurried back into his office.
A poll released Tuesday by Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling showed new Democrat challenger Elizabeth Warren holding a very narrow 46-44 lead over Brown.
Warren officially entered the race last week, on Sept. 14, after testing the waters with a listening tour around the state.
Brown, a Republican who won a special election for the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), campaigned specifically against Warren even before she entered the race, painting her as an elitist who had no idea how to solve Massachusetts issues.
Brown spokesman Colin Reed underplayed Warren's bump in polling numbers.
“We have always known that Scott would be the underdog against whichever candidate wins the Democratic primary next September,” Reed told Talking Points Memo. “But Scott has been an underdog his entire life, and has always come back to win against all odds. This campaign will be no different.”

Sounds like Elizabeth has made Scotty a little worried. Let's home that he's a lot more worried in the future. You can donate to Elizabeth Warren's campaign here

Rick Perry's Jobs Plan

Courtesy (I hope) of Pab Sungenis'  hilarious "The New Adventures of Queen Victoria" comic strip.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rob Reiner: Champion of Equal Rights!

I have liked Rob Reiner ever since he came on to the little screen as Michael "Meathead" Stivik on the CBS sitcom "All in the Family". He portrayed an ultra-liberal "hippie"-type who married the quintessential white bigot's daughter. He has since become among other things a huge supporter of marriage equality for the Gay and Lesbian community. I saw him on "Morning Joe" yesterday and he was talking about his support for marriage equality and "8", the play by Dustin Lance Black about the Proposition 8 legal proceedings in California. Rob should be celebrated not only for his role in this project but for his work as a founding member and Board member of American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Watch a truly good man argue for our side. Mr. Rob Reiner, the winner of the first ever Frenchy's House Party "Good Citizen" Award.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Guest Appearance Alert!

I will be appearing on The Anne at Night Show on WOMR this evening. You can get more information about the show and hear a podcast of the show (it's on at midnight) when it is posted subsequently. Anne and I will be discussing a couple of restaurants I have been to recently as well as the approach of the holidays and a bit more. So tune in or catch it later here.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A note about restaurant reviews

I started writing these reviews in response to a request from Karen Ellery Jones who is the publisher of a web site called "Cape Cod For Couples". She had read some of the notes I had posted here and thought I would be a good fit for their site. I really like the idea of their web site and decided to give it a try. I was told that when I go out for a meal that I could write a review and it would be published on their site and cross-posted on Frenchy's House Party. 

After reading the reviews I have posted so far I noticed that most of the places I have reviewed have been hit-or-miss in their overall dining experience. I would like to make it clear that I am not doing this to be a wise-ass in my reviews. Some may think that it is great fun to be "dishy" in reviewing restaurants but having been in the business for a long time I know how troubling a negative or even an indifferent review can be for an establishment. I pay for my own meals and I relate my experiences as though I were relating it to one of my friends, nothing more or less. If I were to experience a perfectly great meal I would post it in the same manner as I would a not-so-good review. 

So please do not think that because of the tenor of my latest couple of reviews that I am just a nuisance with a keyboard. I simply want to educate people who like myself enjoy eating out but would rather be told that a place is perhaps not as good as one may have heard or that it is much better. Please feel free to comment below. 

Thank you!

Frenchy, Editor