Burned Out on Reality or Who Cares How Kamala Harris Spends $500?

 

A restlessness is pervading my soul. I’m tired of the horrid news, the insolubility of the issues, the repetitiveness of the ideas and my own inability to do something productive, when hopelessness seems impossible to shake off.

And this morning, I heard all the outrage about Kamala’s disgusting behavior in France when she bought a bowl and a pot at the insane price of $500—how dare she? When our own televisions and refrigerators are stalled indefinitely in storage containers in the ports of our great country.

Actually, and quite honestly, the only thing I found appalling about the Kamala story was that the conservatives were making a big deal out of her decision. Seriously?

Who cares?

We are on the brink of watching serious inflation rise and a gas shortage, dealing with the reality of 82,000 people brought from Afghanistan who were barely, or not vetted, at all, falling into the abyss of Marxism and Socialism, watching the President continue to descend into dementia, anticipating the winter surge of Covid and a new variant—can we please get serious?

Conservatives and Republicans are not well-served by our seizing on every petty action or statement made by the Left. Yes, I know they do it to us. But we are not them. It’s not like we don’t already have enough issues threatening the stability and traditions of our country.

Could we please focus?

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  1. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
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    Hear, hear! Well said, @susanquinn – I recommend this post for promotion to the Main Feed strongly. 

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  2. Hugh Member
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    I completely agree.  How is this even news?

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  3. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    I’m afraid that the majority of the population were Phil Donahue’d and Jerry Springer’d out of the ability to focus.  From there, it only spiraled down until the present day…

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  4. kedavis Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I’m afraid that the majority of the population were Phil Donahue’d and Jerry Springer’d out of the ability to focus. From there, it only spiraled down until the present day…

    I expect Donahue and Springer and the rest were/are more symptom than cause.

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  5. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I’m afraid that the majority of the population were Phil Donahue’d and Jerry Springer’d out of the ability to focus. From there, it only spiraled down until the present day…

    I expect Donahue and Springer and the rest were/are more symptom than cause.

    If you’re saying that there was always a dark shallow spot in the American soul and that slop artists such as Donahue and Springer just brought it out, there are many who would agree with you.  However, Donahue and Springer just brought out the crazies for the money and that, in my eyes, makes them all the more despicable.

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  6. kedavis Member
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I’m afraid that the majority of the population were Phil Donahue’d and Jerry Springer’d out of the ability to focus. From there, it only spiraled down until the present day…

    I expect Donahue and Springer and the rest were/are more symptom than cause.

    If you’re saying that there was always a dark shallow spot in the American soul and that slop artists such as Donahue and Springer just brought it out, there are many who would agree with you. However, Donahue and Springer just brought out the crazies for the money and that, in my eyes, makes them all the more despicable.

    For the money, and so that individual people with those dark shallow souls wouldn’t be more careful about hiding it.

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  7. Flicker Coolidge
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    I confess to you, I have one of these.  I’ve only used it once to fry a single egg.  I told my wife before l’affaire Kamala that she might as well start using it — we’re not getting any younger.

    Mauviel Copper M'200 CI Fry PanMauviel Copper M’200 CI Fry Pan

    Select : 12″

    $435  (It was much cheaper when I bought it.)

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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @SusanQuinn

    CACrabtree (View Comment):
    If you’re saying that there was always a dark shallow spot in the American soul and that slop artists such as Donahue and Springer just brought it out, there are many who would agree with you.  However, Donahue and Springer just brought out the crazies for the money and that, in my eyes, makes them all the more despicable.

    There’s something very alluring to many to the darkness and ugliness. I don’t know if they’re thinking, “Well at least my problems are not that bad. Or maybe they get some kind of thrill out of watching the suffering of others. But it certainly doesn’t elevate us in the least, and they take us down in to the darkness with them. 

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  9. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    I confess to you, I have one of these. I’ve only used it once to fry a single egg. I told my wife before l’affaire Kamala that she might as well start using it — we’re not getting any younger.

    Mauviel Copper M'200 CI Fry PanMauviel Copper M’200 CI Fry Pan

    Select : 12″

    $435

    Good for you! If a person can afford an indulgence that isn’t illegal or immoral–at least not yet!–I fully support them. Sure is purty!

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  10. kedavis Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):
    If you’re saying that there was always a dark shallow spot in the American soul and that slop artists such as Donahue and Springer just brought it out, there are many who would agree with you. However, Donahue and Springer just brought out the crazies for the money and that, in my eyes, makes them all the more despicable.

    There’s something very alluring to many to the darkness and ugliness. I don’t know if they’re thinking, “Well at least my problems are not that bad. Or maybe they get some kind of thrill out of watching the suffering of others. But it certainly doesn’t elevate us in the least, and they take us down in to the darkness with them.

    They do?  Even if we’re not also watching those shows?

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  11. Flicker Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    I confess to you, I have one of these. I’ve only used it once to fry a single egg. I told my wife before l’affaire Kamala that she might as well start using it — we’re not getting any younger.

    Mauviel Copper M'200 CI Fry PanMauviel Copper M’200 CI Fry Pan

    Select : 12″

    $435

    Good for you! If a person can afford an indulgence that isn’t illegal or immoral–at least not yet!–I fully support them. Sure is purty!

    And it’s heavy!  (And I didn’t pay that price for it.)

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  12. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):
    If you’re saying that there was always a dark shallow spot in the American soul and that slop artists such as Donahue and Springer just brought it out, there are many who would agree with you. However, Donahue and Springer just brought out the crazies for the money and that, in my eyes, makes them all the more despicable.

    There’s something very alluring to many to the darkness and ugliness. I don’t know if they’re thinking, “Well at least my problems are not that bad. Or maybe they get some kind of thrill out of watching the suffering of others. But it certainly doesn’t elevate us in the least, and they take us down in to the darkness with them.

    Not if we let them and by not letting them I’m talking about a steel-toed kick to the cojones if necessary…

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  13. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    They do?  Even if we’re not also watching those shows?

    They corrupt society, of which we are a part. With the media spread, it’s very difficult to keep ourselves from being tainted by their sick occupations. 

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  14. Doctor Robert Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    I confess to you, I have one of these. I’ve only used it once to fry a single egg. I told my wife before l’affaire Kamala that she might as well start using it — we’re not getting any younger.

    Mauviel Copper M'200 CI Fry PanMauviel Copper M’200 CI Fry Pan

    Select : 12″

    $435 (It was much cheaper when I bought it.)

    Flicker, I’ve done the research in my own little kitchen.  Swiss Diamond pans heat more evenly than Mauviel and their non-stick surfaces are superb.  No more Mauviel for me–I gave my copper fryer to one of my son.

     

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  15. kedavis Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    I confess to you, I have one of these. I’ve only used it once to fry a single egg. I told my wife before l’affaire Kamala that she might as well start using it — we’re not getting any younger.

    Mauviel Copper M'200 CI Fry PanMauviel Copper M’200 CI Fry Pan

    Select : 12″

    $435 (It was much cheaper when I bought it.)

    Flicker, I’ve done the research in my own little kitchen. Swiss Diamond pans heat more evenly than Mauviel and their non-stick surfaces are superb. No more Mauviel for me–I gave my copper fryer to one of my son.

     

    I would call that a sauté pan rather than fryer, as far as I’m concerned a frying pan needs straight sides.

    Although you can fry an egg in pretty much anything.

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  16. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    @flicker and @doctorrobert, someone is going to peg your for the stuffy elite if you’re not careful!  ;-)

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  17. Flicker Coolidge
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    I confess to you, I have one of these. I’ve only used it once to fry a single egg. I told my wife before l’affaire Kamala that she might as well start using it — we’re not getting any younger.

    Mauviel Copper M'200 CI Fry PanMauviel Copper M’200 CI Fry Pan

    Select : 12″

    $435 (It was much cheaper when I bought it.)

    Flicker, I’ve done the research in my own little kitchen. Swiss Diamond pans heat more evenly than Mauviel and their non-stick surfaces are superb. No more Mauviel for me–I gave my copper fryer to one of my son.

    I remember a long time ago America’s Test Kitchen (I think) did a test on all non-stick pans and Swiss Diamond was toward the top in durability, but their tests were pretty tough — having a fried eggs slide off I believe.  But copper has always been my gold standard for heat conduction [and it’s thinner than aluminum or iron, so it heats a lot quicker and the temp changes are easier to control].

    The problem is that –like bad money pushes out good — I use All-Clad almost exclusively.  We have no one to leave our pots and pans to (and  no one would want them anyway in this day and age, I don’t think) so we’re going to start using them for every day.

    My tomato sauce I cook in my Tramontina 5 qt. chicken fryer, but it’s oil-based instead of water based, and it needs to reduce.

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  18. Jim McConnell Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    I confess to you, I have one of these. I’ve only used it once to fry a single egg. I told my wife before l’affaire Kamala that she might as well start using it — we’re not getting any younger.

    Mauviel Copper M'200 CI Fry PanMauviel Copper M’200 CI Fry Pan

    Select : 12″

    $435 (It was much cheaper when I bought it.)

    Tsk. Tsk. Didn’t you know that you can get a Lodge cast iron skillet much cheaper (circa $25.00)? And the Lodge is better. Admittedly, not as pretty, though.

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  19. Percival Thatcher
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    According to the press, right wingers are losing their minds over this. I don’t care what pots and pans Kamala buys. I’m too busy laughing at the fact that when Joe and Kamala make a joint appearance, she pulls his popularity score down.

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  20. kedavis Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):
    My tomato sauce I cook in my Tramontina 5 qt. chicken fryer, but it’s oil-based instead of water based, and it needs to reduce.

    I got a small Tramontina set at Walmart a few years ago when I couldn’t find Wearever in any nearby store.  It was pretty good, and I still use it; my only real complaint has been that the cover for the “Dutch Oven” (which also came with a locking-in pasta strainer) doesn’t also fit the straight-side “frying pan.”  The frying pan needs a good cover when making, for example, Hamburger Helper.  :-)

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  21. kedavis Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    According to the press, right wingers are losing their minds over this. I don’t care what pots and pans Kamala buys. I’m too busy laughing at the fact that when Joe and Kamala make a joint appearance, she pulls his popularity score down.

    I think it’s complementary: they both pull each other down, especially when people think about how they’re BOTH in the positions they so richly DON’T deserve.

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  22. Flicker Coolidge
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    I confess to you, I have one of these. I’ve only used it once to fry a single egg. I told my wife before l’affaire Kamala that she might as well start using it — we’re not getting any younger.

    Mauviel Copper M'200 CI Fry PanMauviel Copper M’200 CI Fry Pan

    Select : 12″

    $435 (It was much cheaper when I bought it.)

    Tsk. Tsk. Didn’t you know that you can get a Lodge cast iron skillet much cheaper (circa $25.00)? And the Lodge is better. Admittedly, not as pretty, though.

    I’ve actually had a lot of old (very old) cast iron skillets.  They’re great and virtually non-stick.  The problem is that it takes nearly as long to heat the skillet as to cook the food.  The one use I really have for cast iron is baking, like for stuffed corn bread, but as you might guess from my intemperate buying, I use Le Creuset for that now.

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  23. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Guys, the original OP topic means a lot to me on many levels. So if someone would like to start a new “pan” post, I’d encourage you. (I normally don’t mind when we digress, but I’m feeling too lousy about the state of affairs.)

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  24. Hugh Member
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    Philistines.

    You can have my microwave oven when you can pry it from my cold dead hands.

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  25. Flicker Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Guys, the original OP topic means a lot to me on many levels. So if someone would like to start a new “pan” post, I’d encourage you. (I normally don’t mind when we digress, but I’m feeling too lousy about the state of affairs.)

    Okay.  My reaction to the OP is very like yours.  Kamala has expensive tastes in cookware.  That doesn’t mean that I like her, though.

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  26. kedavis Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Guys, the original OP topic means a lot to me on many levels. So if someone would like to start a new “pan” post, I’d encourage you. (I normally don’t mind when we digress, but I’m feeling too lousy about the state of affairs.)

    Okay. My reaction to the OP is very like yours. Kamala has expensive tastes in cookware. That doesn’t mean that I like her, though.

    Let’s also find out if she actually paid for it herself, or if it was somehow “expensed.”

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  27. Flicker Coolidge
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    Any further comments on cookware can now be made on the post

    What Cookware Is the Best?

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  28. Percival Thatcher
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Guys, the original OP topic means a lot to me on many levels. So if someone would like to start a new “pan” post, I’d encourage you. (I normally don’t mind when we digress, but I’m feeling too lousy about the state of affairs.)

    It appears that “we” are terribly upset about this. You could have fooled me. Checking on a number of sites, the only one even mentioning Kamala’s cook wear is American Thinker, and its article on Biden snubbing Harris at a soup kitchen photo-op is more popular. The idea that we’re sending our most unpopular Cabinet official to a foreign country on a diplomatic mission is funny. Sending a Quebec-educated representative who can’t speak French to France is funnier. But frying pans? Meh.

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  29. Randy Webster Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    According to the press, right wingers are losing their minds over this. I don’t care what pots and pans Kamala buys. I’m too busy laughing at the fact that when Joe and Kamala make a joint appearance, she pulls his popularity score down.

    Who cares what she spends her money on?  It’s none of my business.

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  30. JosePluma, Local Man of Mystery Thatcher
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    Or you can get one of these and save a couple hundred dollars:

    They’re also heavy, by the way.

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