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Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on June 26 at 8:18 AM

Jackass: Bush rejects EPA document concluding greenhouse gases are pollutants that must be controlled—by refusing to open it.

A Promising First: House holds first-ever hearing on transgender rights in the workplace.

Racist?: The latest Gregoire ad, according to Italian Club of Seattle.

Slashed: Damages in Exxon Valdez oil spill.

It Gets Worse: Zimbabwe’s neighbors beg country to postpone fraudulent “runoff” election.

They’re Watching: Why the wiretapping law—supported by Obama, opposed by Schumer—is worse than you think.

Sonics: Get the fourth pick in the NBA draft.

Five Dead: In Kentucky factory gun rampage.

Hundreds Arrested: In child-prostitution ring bust.

Recipe of the Day: Green Beans and Tofu in Coconut Sauce (recipe and photo via Everybody Likes Sandwiches)


green beans & tofu in a thai coconut sauce
1 block organic tofu, pressed and cubed
2 T soy sauce
1 t toasted sesame oil
1 t minced ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 t red dried chili flakes
3 - 4 T cornstarch
2 T vegetable oil

Marinate the tofu in the soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and dried chili flakes for 15 minutes or until the tofu has soaked up most of the liquid. Reserve any liquid and extra chili, garlic and ginger for the stir fry. Add tofu to a bag containing the cornstarch and toss until cubes are coated. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pan or a wok and fry up cubes until golden. Set aside.

1 lb green beans, rinsed & trimmed
2 T soy sauce
1 t sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t ginger, minced
1 t sriracha

Toss the beans in the ingredients and roast on a shallow baking tray for 15 - 20 minutes in a hot oven. Remove from oven once the beans become fragrant and have caramelized and just started to wrinkle.

1 large red pepper, sliced
2 large shallots, diced
1 T vegetable oil
2 T chili garlic sauce
1/2 can of light coconut milk
1/2 t Thai red curry paste (optional)
1 T soy sauce (plus any remaining liquid, etc. from the tofu marinade)
juice of 1/2 lime

In the same pan as you prepared the tofu, heat up oil and add in the red pepper and shallots. Once they get slightly wilted, add in green beans. Stir together the coconut milk, curry paste (if using), chili garlic sauce and soy sauce together and pour over the vegetables. Stir fry until sauce reduces and thickens, add the tofu, stirring everything until well coated with sauce. Squeeze in some lime juice, stir and then serve over rice.

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1. Democrats' ad on Rossi isn't "Racist?" it's "Racist and Shameful."

"Woke up this morning, got myself a gun" being the words to that song as Tony rips the toll receipt and heads to Jersey....yup putting that on an ad about Dino Rossi, an Italian American, is racist and an obvious slur.

2. Obama on wiretapping: I really don't like that. It shows he's going to let all fo them go free and not push for proseuctions of anyone. Not exactly change.

3. That gun in Ky. THANK GOD he had his gun in his car and thankfully they didn't have any laws that said employees can't bring guns onto the company aprking lot, you see, that gun made him and everyone else in his workplace safer. The only problem was, the other people DIDN"T have their guns at hand. Hm.. Guess they had them back in their cars? Anyway surely if they were all armed, all the time then surely someone would've taken out the crazed shooter. Butunfortuantely, America is unsafe because we just don't have as many guns everywhere as in Tokyo, Paris, VAncouver, etc.

Posted by PC | June 26, 2008 8:40 AM

Plus! If you're a SCOTUS geek, there's some kind of big news over on that beat. But by all means, vote for your vanity candidate because one court appointment is about as good as any other.

Posted by elenchos | June 26, 2008 8:40 AM

Anyone like this morning's 2nd amendment ruling? If so, be sure to thank this guy:

Posted by Joe M | June 26, 2008 8:48 AM

That stirfry looks freakin' good.

Posted by Gloria | June 26, 2008 8:48 AM

I was going to say that stir fry looks like something that's just about ready to be thrown out of my fridge for being in there too long. Yuck.

Posted by Banna | June 26, 2008 8:56 AM


Posted by AMB | June 26, 2008 9:12 AM

Yay for the hearing on tg rights. Please keep us up to date!

Posted by poppy | June 26, 2008 9:33 AM

Boo on Exxon.

Posted by rtw | June 26, 2008 9:37 AM
Posted by Greg | June 26, 2008 10:41 AM

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