Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 15, 2019

Favorite Quotes – 2019 – Post #7

Favorite Quotes – 2019 – Post #7

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”

– Mark Twain

My two cents, but please share yours:

Laughter is great for building up the immune system, too.

Today’s theme = Laughter

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Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 15, 2019

U.S. Constitution – 2019 – Post #7

U.S. Constitution – 2019 – Post #7

What is Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Article. I.

Section. 7.

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/amendments-11-27

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 15, 2019

Movie Corner – 2019 – Post #2 – Perfect for February

Movie Corner – 2019 – Post #2 – Perfect for February

What movie would be perfect to watch in February?

My two cents, but please share yours:

This month, I’m going with the romantic classic Casablanca (1942), featuring Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, and Paul Henreid. This film goes perfectly with hot chocolate and roses. Enjoy.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 9, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day 2019!

Wishing all of my friends, near and far,

the safest and Happiest Valentine’s Day 2019!

Cheers, Ashley

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 9, 2019

Favorite Quotes – 2019 – Post #6

Favorite Quotes – 2019 – Post #6

“Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.”

– William Shakespeare

My two cents, but please share yours:

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

– Charles M. Schulz

Today’s theme = Valentine’s Day

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | February 9, 2019

U.S. Constitution – 2019 – Post #6

U.S. Constitution – 2019 – Post #6

What is Article I, Section 6 of the U.S. Constitution?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Article. I.

Section. 6.

The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.

No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/amendments-11-27

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 31, 2019

Favorite Quotes – 2019 – Post #5

Favorite Quotes – 2019 – Post #5

“I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one’s temper and disturb one’s quiet.”

– Benjamin Franklin

My two cents, but please share yours:

In my firm opinion, chicken soup is essential if one has acquired a cold, especially if one got that cold from a dear friend. Dispute this if necessary. I’m going for another bowl of soup.

Today’s theme = Opinion & Chicken Soup

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 31, 2019

U.S. Constitution – 2019 – Post #5

U.S. Constitution – 2019 – Post #5

What is Article I, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Article. I.

Section. 5.

Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.

Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.


https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution-transcript https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/amendments-11-27

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 31, 2019

Foodie Corner – 2019 – Post #1 – Chicken Soup & Salad

Foodie Corner – 2019 – Post #1 – Chicken Soup & Salad

How do you make chicken soup and salad at the same time?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Put 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a Dutch oven pan and lightly brown on all sides on medium-high heat. Add 1 pint of low-sodium chicken broth and scrape up any chicken bits on the bottom of the pan into the broth, for extra flavor. Add 1 cup each of diced onion, diced celery, and diced carrots. Add 1t each of onion powder, garlic powder, ground rosemary, ground sage, and ground thyme. Stir. Add more low-sodium chicken broth until the chicken and veggies are covered and the total liquid is 1/2 inch below the pan’s rim (roughly 2 1/2 pints extra).

Raise the temperature to high. Bring the liquid just to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat to medium (I use a setting of 4 on a scale of 10.), and mostly cover the pan with its lid. Leave just a crack to allow steam to escape. Cook for 45 minutes. Turn the floating breasts over, and add more broth to replenish. Mostly cover and cook the chicken another 45 minutes. Remove the three chicken breasts to a plate and shred them thoroughly with 2 forks. Stir half of the shredded chicken back into the soup. Put the other half into a salad bowl. Add any other fresh or frozen veggies, rice, or pasta (1c each) you prefer and cook the soup for an additional 5-10 minutes. Keep the soup warm, while you make the salad.

Mix the remaining shredded chicken with 2 handfuls of chopped celery and 2 heaping spoonfuls of mayonnaise. If the mixture is too dry, add more mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon at a time. Chill in the freezer for 5 minutes. Serve the hot soup and cool salad. Be sure to refrigerate any leftovers immediately. Enjoy.

Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | January 26, 2019

Favorite Quotes – 2019 – Post #4

Favorite Quotes – 2019 – Post #4

“Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.”

– Robert Frost

My two cents, but please share yours:

This quote seemed appropriate on one of the biggest figure-skating weekends of the season on television.

Today’s theme = Writing and figure skating.

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