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Sea Island Red Peas

Here's my recipe for the tiny red beans from South Carolina called Sea Island Red Peas.

[Any dry small peas/beans will work: black eyed peas, Zipper peas, Crowder peas, 'small red beans', etc.. But the Sea Island peas are best, partly because they're so small - like the size of lentils; it doesn't feel like you're eating a bunch of boring beans.

  • 1 or 2 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup each of celery, onion and carrot, finely diced.
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 cups of chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup Sea Island Red Peas
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Salt and cayenne to taste

In a decent sized saucepan, cook the bacon till crisp, remove, set aside, leave the bacon fat!

Cook celery, onion, and carrot in bacon fat until soft.

Add tomato paste and garlic, stir cook for 1 min.

Add everything else.

Bring to a simmer. Cover, simmer for 90 minutes or peas are tender. Remove cover and cook until thickened a bit - 10 min?

Crumble the reserved bacon on top, if you want. If it didn't get eaten while sitting on the counter for two hours.

“Institute for Advanced Anti-Leftist Studies.”

The fact is that Limbaugh was fundamentally uninterested in ideas, and by the time he had helped Trump’s improbable rise to the presidency, the host was essentially done with conservatism as a set of principles. “I never once talked about conservatism” during the presidential campaign, Limbaugh told his listeners after Trump’s election, “because that isn’t what this is about.”

For years, he had touted what he called his “Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.” But in the era of Trump, he announced that he had changed it to the “Institute for Advanced Anti-Leftist Studies.”

I mean...

A Fool And His Money

Like many Trump supporters, conservative donor Fred Eshelman awoke the day after the presidential election with the suspicion that something wasn’t right. His candidate’s apparent lead in key battleground states had evaporated overnight.

The next day, the North Carolina financier and his advisers reached out to a small conservative nonprofit group in Texas that was seeking to expose voter fraud. After a 20-minute talk with the group’s president, their first-ever conversation, Eshelman was sold.

“I’m in for 2,” he told the president of True the Vote, according to court documents and interviews with Eshelman and others.

“$200,000?” one of his advisers on the call asked.

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Over the next 12 days, Eshelman came to regret his donation and to doubt conspiracy theories of rampant illegal voting, according to court records and interviews.

Now, he wants his money back.

Good luck with that.