Is there a connection between Race and Intelligence?
Are some races smarter than others?
Can we even discuss the subject? Should we? What are the advantages and disadvantages of discussing race.
The New Yorker Headline: “The Disturbing, Surprisingly Complex Relationship Between White Identity Politics and Racism”
Misses an important point about white people. It makes the point that being white isn’t necessarily racist. If fails to note that white people usually identify by the country of origin of their last name or of their maternal line or of the several cultures in their background. Said another way, a white American named O’Neill would identify as Irish even though there are other cultures in their background. An Irish last name may belong to an individual who has more German or more French or more Swedish in their background than Irish and the individual would identify with those cultures as differentiated from “European American”.
Next, if there are several cultures in a white American’s background they may identify using several European countries such as Scottish and Italian but hardly any white people consider themselves European Americans. Why is that?
Because many White Americans raised among whites will use the last name as the indicator of their inherited culture or cultures but not as their American identity.
Black Americans have a very different cultural past. They may have a European last name but they and everyone else would know that a black man named Eddie Murphy has zero Irish in his background but Murphy would not know anything at all about the names of the cultures in his background. Murphy would get around that by identifying as “African” and “American”.
How appalling that the Catholic Bishop and the mainstream media blamed the Covington Catholic High students for the problem caused by the Lakota indian demonstrator. The erring bishop apologized to the innocent students but he failed to blame the goofus with his little drum.
See Ilana Mercers brilliant analysis HERE.
Who wants to LISTEN to the Superbowl? Football fans know what they’re watching without some blabbering going on explaining what you just watched or even worse making comments that distract from watching the game. the worst for me is to watch someone running with the ball and some announcer telling me that he’s running with the ball.
If you buy a ticket you sit in the stadium and watch. Why do anything else at home or wherever you are watching. the key to remember is to watch the game. Nothing else matters. You can scream, yell, rant, wave your arms, jump around, drink some beer, eat some chili and have a hell of a great time watching the game.
See those expensive boxes up high with the jet setters and maybe the president watching? They know what’s going on. They watch the game on the field, not on the TV.
Want to know who just made a great play? Look at the large number on their jersey. Look at their name on the back. If you miss who it was, relax. You’ll find out soon enough by just watching.
Get near the biggest TV you can find and watch the game. Life it too short to let someone be shouting in your face about what you just watched.
Back in 2014 LIFE reported on their tasting of 11 canned chili’s. Only one was recommended, Hormel Cook-off Southwest Style. HERE.
You can make chili fast in a pressure cooker but you need a lot of ingredients. See the Chili Recipe with 65 ingredients HERE.
Or you can make it with maybe 8 or 10 ingredients but it takes about three hours or more to cook it, less in a pressure cooker but the recipe has to be modified for the pressure cooker.
Best bet is to just buy the damn stuff. Get about ten cans, dump them into a pot and heat the stuff. If you want to kick it up a notch, add some cooked ground beef or brown some pork chops, cut them into small cubes and dump ’em in. You can add cooked chicken breasts, or ham or whatever left over meat is in the fridge. Grate some carrots, add left-over string beans, cut into small pieces. Add some left-over wine and thicken it up with some water with cornstarch in it.
Get some great bread at Panera or some other place, maybe even some burgers from McDonalds or Burger King, spoon some chili onto the burgers, top it all with cheddar, sour cream, more hot sauce, grab some beer and watch the game without a lot of fuss. That’s my latest plan.
And I’m rooting for the Pats even though it’s OK by me if LA wins.
3 whole sweet fresh dried chilies like Costeño, New Mexico, or Choricero, stems and seeds removed
2 small hot dried chilies like Arbol or Cascabel, stems and seeds removed
3 whole rich fruity dried chilies like Ancho, Mulatto, Negro, or Pasilla, stems and seeds removed
1 1/2 quarts homemade chicken stockor store-bought low-sodium broth
2 whole Chipotle dried chilies canned in adobo sauce, plus 2 tablespoons sauce, stems and seeds removed
Add dried chiles to large heavy-bottomed Dutch oven or stock pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until slightly darkened with intense, roasted aroma, 2 to 5 minutes. Do not allow to smoke. Remove chiles to small bowl and set aside. Alternatively, place dried chilies on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high power in 15-second increments until pliable and toasted-smelling, about 30 seconds total. Transfer to a 2-quart microwave-safe liquid measuring cup or bowl. Add chicken broth and chipotle chilies, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on high power until gently simmering, about 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and set aside.