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    @JosephPaquette

    More pictures of Molly!

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    @withmewhereIam

    Molly:

    To me it’s just all so silly because the country is doomed, and things are so bad and nobody is doing anything substantial to deal with the problem.

    I found this statement so refreshing that I smiled and started feeling rather cheery. Is that wrong?

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    @MarkHemingway

    EJ — well, now we know what we’ll put on the sign for our appearence at the Chili cook off next year. Thanks!

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    @MerinaSmith

    Enjoyed your thoughts and the banter!  Will you post the green chile recipe or is it sacred? 

    Mark–not all chiles are created equal!

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    @MollieHemingway
    Merina Smith: Enjoyed your thoughts and the banter!  Will you post the green chile recipe or is it sacred? 

    Mark–not all chiles are created equal! · 5 minutes ago

    No problem! As Mark said in the show, we got this recipe from ExJon (Gabriel). But I did actually modify it somewhat. I’m still calling it his recipe:

    3-4 pounds pork butt cut into one inch cubes    2 tablespoons vegetable oil    3 strips bacon, chopped    2 medium yellow onions: coarse dice    8 cloves finely minced garlic1 tsp. ground cumin1 tsp. black peppersalt (honestly don’t know how much I had in there but we just keptseasoning as we went along)½ tsp. dried oregano    1 pound peeled and diced tomatillos (which I broiled before addingto the mixture)    ~2 pounds flame roasted Green Chilies peeled, seeded, and chopped (I used frozen)    1 can diced tomatoes     1.5 pounds of potatoes, diced    8 cups chicken stock

    (continued in next post)

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    @MollieHemingway

    Season pork thoroughly with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a heavy shallow skillet at medium-high. Add pork in small batches and brown deeply on all sides. Reserve browned pork and save a rendered fat.  In Dutch oven, render bacon fat. Set aside bacon. Add pork rendered fat to the bacon drippings and gently sweat onions and garlic. Right before they would have turned brown, I added some flour to create a kind of roux.

    Add tomatillos and spices and raise heat to medium for just a few minutes. After a few minutes, add the rest of the ingredients including the pork. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer until the pork is fork-tender…usually about 1-2 hours.

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    @MrBrown

    i like the children singing in the background… 

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    @MerinaSmith

    Many thanks, Mollie!  Big Green Chile fan here, having lived in Colorado for 11 years.  Since you made changes, I’m giving you both credit in the title I assigned the recipe.  Other recipes I’ve seen have not had bacon or potoatoes.  Can’t go wrong with those!  I look forward to making it often. 

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    @MollieHemingway
    Mr. Brown: i like the children singing in the background…  · 6 minutes ago

    Wait, you could hear that? Whenever I have a radio interview or a conference call or tape a podcast, I try to lock the children in their rooms or induce them to stay quiet in another side of the house. I thought they were pretty good this time around, though the little one did come back to our office while we were taping and tried to get us to feed her or something. Kids. So needy.

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    @JimmyCarter

    It’s so painful to hear. It ain’t a “cut.”

    Let’s do SAT:

    Sequestration is to “cut” as:

    A Private Company hiring 1000 Employees instead of 1001.

    It ain’t a “cut!

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    @EJHill

    You were expecting a C-O-C violation?

    And you can to Helen Hunt for it…

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    @MrBrown

    I was listening with my sweet headphones, early in the day before my office gets loud. It was quiet, but I’m trained to pick up on those things.

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    Mr. Brown: i like the children singing in the background…  · 6 minutes ago

    Wait, you could hear that? Whenever I have a radio interview or a conference call or tape a podcast, I try to lock the children in their rooms or induce them to stay quiet in another side of the house. I thought they were pretty good this time around, though the little one did come back to our office while we were taping and tried to get us to feed her or something. Kids. So needy. · 26 minutes ago

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    @RyanM

    Molly, you always look so sweet.  And Mark, such a jovial way about not wanting his picture taken.  ;)  (edit for the hated emoticon; you both look very nice!)

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    @EJHill

    Commemorative magazines will be on sale in the lobby after the show.

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    @Brasidas

    Another great podcast, Mollie and Mark.  Glad you posted the green chile recipe because I was going to ask.  But, another question (if you’re still watching this thread): why did Mark say that about Helen Hunt?  I get that she’s a typical Hollywood liberal, but why is she “Kryptonite to anyone with a Y chromosome?”  What story did I miss?

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    @MollieHemingway
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    @MarkHemingway
    Brasidas: why did Mark say that about Helen Hunt?  I get that she’s a typical Hollywood liberal, but why is she “Kryptonite to anyone with a Y chromosome?”  What story did I miss? · 4 hours ago

    Let me try and articulate why I dislike Helen Hunt, though to be fair to her I must admit my my aversion is largely visceral. Her squinty earnestness seems to suck the fun out of everything she’s in. Something about her demeanor makes her the perfect stand-in for every unadventurous suburban white woman I’ve ever stumbled across who’s politics and cultural sympathies are entirely predictable. The kind of woman you meet in line at the coffee shop, and even though you’ve just met her you can just tell Carole King’s Tapestries is very meaningful to her and that she considers herself more aware than most because just that morning she listened intently to an NPR report on a strike by Bolivian textile workers.

    Anyway, I know I’m not the only guy that finds Hunt off-putting. In fact, a a quick Google shows people are hostile toward her in a way that I am emphatically not.

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    @Brasidas
    Mark Hemingway

    Brasidas: why did Mark say that about Helen Hunt?  I get that she’s a typical Hollywood liberal, but why is she “Kryptonite to anyone with a Y chromosome?”  What story did I miss? · 4 hours ago

    Her squinty earnestness seems to suck the fun out of everything she’s in. Something about her demeanor makes her the perfect stand-in for every unadventurous suburban white woman I’ve ever stumbled across who’s politics and cultural sympathies are entirely predictable. The kind of woman you meet in line at the coffee shop, and even though you’ve just met her you can just tell Carole King’sTapestriesis very meaningful to her and that she considers herself more aware than most because just that morning she listened intently to an NPR report on a strike by Bolivian textile workers.

    Got it!  I have the same reaction to her, by the way, but I love your description.  The “squinty earnestness” and the impression that she “considers herself more aware” capture it beautifully. 

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    Hmmm…I  assumed you called her out as Y chromosome Kryptonite because she did the full Hemingway in her latest movie Sessions. 

    Mark Hemingway

    Brasidas: why did Mark say that about Helen Hunt?  I get that she’s a typical Hollywood liberal, but why is she “Kryptonite to anyone with a Y chromosome?”  What story did I miss? · 4 hours ago

     · 12 hours ago

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    @EJHill

    I loved Helen Hunt in Mad About You. That series was on during the early years of our marriage and time after time my wife and I would watch and we’d turn to each other and say, “Yep, that’s us!” It was warm, touching and made a great case for the joys of marriage.

    Then she won the Oscar for As Good as It Gets and the series went all liberal preachy and she and Paul Reiser decided to end it with a futuristic episode that showed that the marriage went to hell and ended in divorce.

    Now, if the strength of your show is that your audience strongly identifies with the characters that was a horrible way to end it. “Hey! We’re losers and those of you who identify with us are future losers, too!”

    Not surprisingly, the show failed spectacularly in syndication and DVD sales were so bad Sony stopped releasing them. I mean who wants to reinvest more time in a failed marriage?

    She’s not exactly Meryl Streep and his last TV show lasted 2 episodes.

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    @CommodoreBTC

    Mollie,

    What are your thoughts on the libertarian notion that the state should not recognize marriage at all (only contracts between consenting adults). 

    Everyone is entitled to their own definition of what they recognize as a marriage. Why the need to impose it on everyone, whatever you think it should be?

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    @MollieHemingway
    Butters: Mollie,

    What are your thoughts on the libertarian notion that the state should not recognize marriage at all (only contracts between consenting adults). 

    Everyone is entitled to their own definition of what they recognize as a marriage. Why the need to impose it on everyone, whatever you think it should be? · 5 hours ago

    That’s what I’ve long argued for. And a strong sector of private institutions that can argue for marriage as marriage. No need for coercion via force.

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    @Winchester1886

    Bless you for not resorting to Kalifornia green chiles.

    Agree 100% on the Helen Hunt thang…

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    @BryanGStephens

    What is the name of the music you open with?

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    @BryanGStephens
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    Bryan G. Stephens: What is the name of the music you open with? · 1 hour ago

    M83 Midnight City. Listen here. · 19 hours ago

    Thanks!

    That video was X-Men meets Children of the Dammed!

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    @MollieHemingway
    Bryan G. Stephens: What is the name of the music you open with? · 1 hour ago

    M83 Midnight City. Listen here.

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    @jetstream

    So, who’s the hot babe in the photo with Mark Hemingway? … and, does his wife know that he’s out on the town in the company of babes?

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