Saturday, March 18, 2017

Appeals Court Won't Take The DAPL Case -- Oil Could Start Flowing Monday -- March 18, 2017

From the AP, so I assume it is not fake news. LOL. Seriously, a huge "thank you" to a reader for sending this:
An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from two American Indian tribes for an "emergency" order that would prevent oil from flowing through Dakota Access pipeline.
The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to a distribution point in Illinois could be operating as early as Monday, even as the tribes' lawsuit challenging the project moves forward.
The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes have challenged an earlier ruling by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg not to stop final construction of the pipeline, and they wanted the appeals court to halt any oil flow until that's resolved.
The appeals court said the tribes hadn't met "the stringent requirements" for such an order.
Restores at least some of my faith in the US court system. Or maybe I'm just focused on the "Ninth Circuit Court."

The Book Page

I know nothing about vermouth except what little I picked up when leaning about martinis. A reader happened to mention vermouth in passing and now I'm excited to learn about vermouths. I assume the plural of vermouth is vermouths -- it sounds plausible.

On page 17, in Adam Ford's Vermouth, c. 2015, in the introduction:
Meanwhile, in Europe, vermouth has taken over as the drink. In Spain, they call it simply, to do vermouth -- by which they mean the ritual of drinking vermouth and enjoying a light snack before dinner and a night out.
From Australia to England, new craft producers are releasing novel and innovative takes on the product across the globe. In America, too, finally, amazingly, we're starting to enjoy vermouth on its own. In New York, where vermouth was actually born in America, Michelin-rated restaurants are serving vermouth straight, even by the bottle on wine lists, and major spirits publications are tripping over themselves to tout vermouth as the trend of the moment. In other words, it seemed like the perfect time to write this all down. 
From winefolly:
Fundamentally, vermouth is required to be 75% wine which is typically from white grapes and the remaining portion is a blend of sugar (or mistelle: grape juice plus alcohol), botanicals and alcohol. The blends of botanicals and the selection of wine differs according to the producer’s exacting (and closely guarded) recipe. Today’s top Vermouth brands, such as Martini and Rossi or Dolin, were originally developed in the 1800’s and their recipes are protected much like the recipe for Coca-Cola (which by the way, is essentially a non-alcoholic derivative of Vermouth).
The Uppercut.

Remember Gilda Radner

Maybe it's just me, but this tells me that Gilda Radner "channeled" Betty Hutton -- intentionally or unintentionally -- begins at 32 seconds in the video below and Gilda Radner "can be seen" in many clips: her voice, her mannerisms, her humor.

Betty Hutton

Something else Gilda Radner and Betty Hutton had in common: both born in Michigan -- one in Detroit, one in Battle Creek.

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