Please do me the honor of joining me for a lunch I am having in Chiquita’s honor. Today I will be preparing an Eggless Caesar Salad. If you care to prepare this salad you will need 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, the juice of 2 lemons, 3 garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 4 anchovy fillets, olive oil, salt, 4 slices of day old Italian bread-cut into ½ inch pieces and 2 hearts of romaine lettuce.
Place 1 cup of cheese in a food processor along with the lemon juice, 1 clove of garlic, mustard and anchovies. Pulse and while the machine is running drizzle in ½ cup of the olive oil. Season with salt.
Add olive oil to a sauté pan. Add 2 smashed garlic cloves to the pan set to medium heat. Discard cloves when they turn brown. Stir in the bread, season with salt and sauté until the oil is absorbed.
In a large bowl, toss the lettuce leaves with dressing and arrange them on serving plates. Add the croutons. Shave some Parmesan cheese on top and enjoy. Please head on over to my place. Your freshly made salads and Chiquita Cicada await your arrival. Chiquita has some news she would like to share with you.
Are you aware of the proposal under Obamacare that would effectively compile a personal database for each and every one of you? Just imagine what this means. The federal government is planning to create a Federal Data Services Hub and they prefer that you know nothing about their intentions.
Once Obamacare kicks into full swing in 2014, anyone seeking to buy insurance from the government exchanges will have to undergo screening for eligibility. The administration is going to hire thousands upon thousands of employees called “navigators”. Their job, at $20 an hour, will be to “help” you dull witted citizens “navigate” the deliberately complex monstrosity that is Obamacare.
In order for the “navigators” to accomplish this task they will have to know every single thing about you, and I mean every single thing. Your most personal financial data will be at their fingertips. Your deeply personal health records can be accessed in a nanosecond. This Hub ties together the Department of Health and Human Services, the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Veteran’s Administration, the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense. Are you beginning to get the picture?
My dear human friends, this is quite an ugly and dangerous plan. This is the stuff of a grade B movie. The navigators, who will not be screened, will have access to all of your personal history. This is really quite the opportunity for those who have an interest in identity theft! Jack the Ripper could conceivably have a field day with your Social Security Number because the government is not concerned about his life at all. It is you they are obsessed with, so hold on tight because you are in for a bumpy ride.
This plan is the equivalent of having burger flippers groping around in your life in the same way the TSA sticks their unwanted hands in your “business”.
My suggestion to all of you is this. Make a fuss about this proposal. Write your representatives, if you can find them. Back up your letters of outrage with some prayer. Pray that the government screws up and fails to implement this obscene plan. Considering their poor track record at administering anything, things may just work out in your favor.
Make Some Noise! Chiquita Cicada…